Diabetes Education Methods

Diabetes Education Methods:

Taking China as an example, according to the “Outline of the national diabetes prevention and control plan 1996-2000” issued by the Chinese Ministry of Health, they have organized, planned, and step-by-step established a team of diabetes educators to widely promote diabetes education. Internationally, diabetes education is regarded as an equally important task as etiological research and clinical research, and a diabetes prevention and control education system has been established. In recent years, China’s diabetes education work has achieved certain results. Combining local experiences, the following education methods are suitable for China’s national conditions:

Diabetes Education Methods
Diabetes Education Methods

1.Publicity through social media:

Through television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other channels, the knowledge of diabetes etiology, hazards, and prevention methods is popularized. Diabetes workers should actively participate in publicity activities, remind local health management departments to pay attention to diabetes prevention and control, and improve the public’s awareness of diabetes prevention and control.

2.Organize diabetes training courses for medical personnel:

China’s diabetes prevention and control network is not yet well-established, especially in community-based diabetes prevention and control personnel. Planned training of diabetes specialized technical personnel should be implemented, starting from cities and then moving to rural areas, gradually establishing diabetes prevention and control centers and community diabetes prevention and control groups across the country.

3.Education for patients and their families:

This is the final and most crucial link in diabetes education. Education methods include:

  1. Organizing diabetes knowledge classes to enable patients to understand related basic knowledge, treatment methods, and self-monitoring techniques, such as learning how to inject insulin, use urine sugar test papers and blood glucose meters, etc. These classes can be organized during patient hospitalization or conducted in the form of community education.
  2. Establishing diabetes consultation clinics or hotlines to promptly answer questions patients may encounter during treatment.
  3. Organizing patient experience exchanges to share treatment experiences, help patients build confidence in recovery, and improve their quality of life.
  4. Establishing patient registration cards and self-monitoring record cards to systematically observe changes in disease conditions, provide further treatment guidance for patients, and improve the diabetes prevention and control level of both doctors and patients.

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