Faculty Mentor

Allan, Rosalee

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 5-18-2020


Health Services Administration


Diabetes affects the patient in a myriad of ways ranging from the patient's physical, social, mental, and financial health. The signs and symptoms of diabetes and the complications associated with it undermine the patient's level of health and well being. Patient-centered care is a central concept that incorporates the provision of care that is respectful of the patient's values, beliefs, and preferences. A secondary research method is used to gather data on type 2 diabetes. The research method will be useful for the qualitative approach to type two diabetes, such as prevalence rates, symptoms, treatment, etc. The purpose of the study is to educate on the provision of patient-centered care; the client's families take an active role in the care of type 2 diabetes patients. There are various health and social impacts due to Type 2 diabetes. The community needs to inform on diabetes prevalence rates and what is necessary to avert such cases. The individuals need to informed of the various lifestyle modifications to manage the life-long disease. Lifestyle changes may include diet restrictions, insulin self-administration, and physical exercise. These changes can disrupt a patient's social life. The emotional impact is mainly associated with the stress and anxiety that accompanies the diagnosis of this chronic illness. Diabetic patients need emotional support to cope with such stressors.

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