Education of a patient with diabetes – an integral part of complex therapy

Authors: Alena Adamíková
Authors‘ workplace: Diabetologické centrum Krajské nemocnice T. Bati, a. s., Zlín
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2016; 62(Suppl 4): 21-25
Category: Reviews


Determination of the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus means a radical life change for a patient. Education of a patient with diabetes means the provision of essential information and practical guidance for linkage of the disease with the life style of the patient for the purpose of providing the required control of the disease, to gain the necessary knowledge for self-care management of the disease in collaboration with the education team. Education is a permanent integral part of the complex therapy of diabetes, adaptation to the phases of the disease, targeting not only the patient but immediate family. The fundamental aim is improvement of the state of health and the ensuring of life quality.

Key words:
content of education – diabetes mellitus – education – educational phases – education team


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