Type II diabetes is a difficult diagnosis for patients to receive. Patients must work through the stigma attached to the diagnosis and understand how it affects their daily lives. It is important for our patients to understand the disease, how to control their blood sugars and how to reduce the risk of preventable complications. This project is based on the following question: “In patients diagnosed with Type II diabetes, how does going to a formal support and education session at least once per week compared to not going to a formal support group affect diabetic control, as measured by patients’ diabetic knowledge within three months?” As we all know, complications from type II diabetes can be minimized with adequate glucose control. Working as an interdisciplinary team, implementing an evidence-based project into practice will lead to a decrease in preventable hospitalizations, improved quality of life for our patients, and a decrease in hospital expenditures.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
MSN - FNP
Sexton, Meredith, "A Need for Change: Patient Education and Diabetic Control" (2021). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 166.