Diabetes mellitus is a disease that happens when the body does not produce enough insulin or does not respond to insulin. Type two diabetes happens when there isn’t enough insulin produced in the body, when there is resistance to the action of insulin in the body, or when the body does not use the insulin produced properly (Type 2 Diabetes, n.d.). Type two diabetes is important because of the increasing incidence of the disease and the complications that come if not managed. Some of the complications associated with type two diabetes include heart disease, kidney disease, neuropathy, retinopathy, and diabetic foot. The goal is to help this population delay or prevent long-term complications through diet and exercise.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters in Nursing Administration
Wildey, Caitlyn A., "Diabetes Education Benchmark Study" (2023). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 243.