Diabetes self-management education in South Auckland, New Zealand, 2007-2008.
Martha Silva, Janet Clinton, Sarah Appleton, Pat Flanagan
Preventing chronic disease | Published : 2011
INTRODUCTION: Self-management education programs seek to help patients realize that they are their own principal caregivers and that health care professionals are consultants who support them in this role. The aim of this study was to evaluate a diabetes self-management education program implemented as part of a district-wide approach in South Auckland, New Zealand, which has some of the highest prevalence rates for diabetes and is one of the most ethnically diverse and deprived regions of New Zealand. METHODS: Self-management attitudes and behaviors were monitored with the use of questionnaires before and after program implementation. Clinical outcomes such as hemoglobin A1c, body mass inde..View full abstract