Diabetes education: overcoming affective roadblocks

In diabetes care, the principal objective is to improve health outcomes and ensure the total well-being of people with the condition. In order to achieve this, it is important to reach the person beyond the laboratory results and blood glucose reports. Increasing numbers of diabetes health carers now realize that attention to psychological and social issues is essential in helping people with diabetes to live full and successful lives. In this article, Martha Funnell and Linda Siminerio report on the role of education in overcoming affective roadblocks to the realization of optimum diabetes management.
DAWN, psycho-social care, education, quality of life, nurses