Diabetes educators and healthcare providers are increasingly faced with providing care in a multicultural society, requiring them to be mindful of the traditions and customs among cultural and ethnic groups and to recognize socio-economic challenges that may exist.
Research from around the globe has has demonstrated the importance of health promoting behavior for diabetes prevention and management. An important aspect of health promoting behavior is health literacy – the ability of people to access, understand and apply health information for taking decisions about health.
Women newly diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) face a steep learning curve. The diagnosis of GDM channels women into a medicalised antenatal care pathway, requiring additional monitoring and intervention. Diagnosed with a new condition during an otherwise normal pregnancy women suddenly come face to face with the requirement to