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Self-management of diabetes 

Self-management of diabetes
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date: 23 April 2021

Structured education: meeting NICE criteria 106

Effective consultations 108

Addressing the patient’s agenda 110

Health behaviour models 112

Empowerment 114

Goal setting with patients 116

Psychological aspects that influence self-management 117

Diabetes is a chronic condition and it is important that the person with diabetes becomes the expert in their own care. The aim of patient education is for people with diabetes to increase their knowledge skills and confidence, in order that they can take control of their diabetes and incorporate diabetes self-management into their daily lives. It has been demonstrated that structured education can improve biomedical outcomes and, therefore, reduce the risks of long-term complications, alongside improving the quality of life....

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