Diabetes education: a chance to improve well-being of Turkish people with type 2 diabetes

Ozer E., Sengul A., Gedik S., Salman S., Salman F., Sargin M., ...More

PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, vol.51, no.1, pp.39-44, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0738-3991(02)00246-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-44


To examine the influence of diabetes education on well-being, 255 patients with type 2 diabetes were recruited according to whether they attended a diabetes education program (n = 126) or not (n = 129). In patients who had participated in the program, the mean anxiety score was significantly lower. whereas positive well-being and general well-being scores were significantly higher than for patients who had not participated. Factors related to lower well-being included: being female, taking insulin, not attending a diabetes education program and having HbA(1c), level greater than 8%. The odds of having better well-being were two-fold higher in patients participating the diabetes education program compared with those who had not. Diabetes education has a crucial role in improving the well-being of patients with type 2 diabetes. All patients with diabetes should be encouraged to attend a diabetes education program. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.