Empowerment and self-management

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Health coaching increases self-esteem and healthy smiles

Promoting oral health is essential in order to prevent and reduce the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes and to maintain good health.1 Tragically, periodontal disease significantly contributes to the risk of dying from diabetes.

Education helps decision-making for affordable, healthy food and control

Barriers to successful diabetes self-management in low-income populations include reduced access to healthy food along with limited awareness of healthy eating. In the United States, it is a public health paradox that those at the highest risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes are the most food insecure, meaning unable to consistently afford or have access to enough healthy food to meet their nutritional needs.1

Everything you ever needed to know about gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is glucose intolerance that begins or is first identified during pregnancy.

Can a peer support intervention improve type 2 diabetes outcomes?

Diabetes care in Rwanda - against all odds


 

New IDF Guideline for managing type 2 diabetes in older people

Just over 8.3% of the global population has diabetes.1 Increasing age is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes but the diagnosis is often missed or delayed because the clinical presentation is different from that in younger people. Diabetes is a major cause of complications, reduced quality of life and changed physical and mental functioning in older people.2,3,4 It is also a leading cause of death in older people from cardiovascular and other related medical co-morbidities. In addition, many older people have additional risk factors for diabetes and may have undiagnosed complications.


Diabetes Voices - the power of learning for life

DAWN2 study results clarify greater need for psychosocial support and self-management education


DAWN2 study results on families: the hidden burden of diabetes

DAWN2 study highlights importance of active involvement, engagement and education of people with diabetes

Self-management support and diabetes education is essential for people with diabetes to actively engage in effective diabetes self-management. People with diabetes who feel capable of self-managing their diabetes have the opportunity to live better lives with diabetes, get more support and to better utilize the health care system.

 


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