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Effectiveness of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Digital Self-Management Support

  • Item type: Guideline/policy recommendation
  • Language: English
  • Author: Prof. Stephan Van den Broucke on behalf of the diabetes literacy consortium
  • Publication Date: Dec, 2015
  • PolicyBrief(561.93 KB)

The results of the Diabetes Literacy project show that there is a window of opportunity to empower patients to take up diabetes self-management. Education for self-management is a crucial success factor. The project provides evidence that education during the initial stages of diabetes is effective in changing patients’ self-management behaviour, also amongst people with low health literacy. It is possible to develop IT-based programmes that engage people with low health literacy while remaining acceptable for people with higher health literacy levels. Too many diabetes patients in Europe do not receive self-management education. Policymakers are called upon to invest in making DSME programmes available and accessible for all diabetes patients in Europe.

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May 02, 2016
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