Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation

The global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5%.

  • Diabetes self-care is a critical aspect of disease management for adults with diabetes. Since family members can play a vital role in a patient's disease management, involving them in self-care interventions may positively influence patient's diabetes outcomes.
  • Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is a critical component of care for all individuals with diabetes. For adults with type 2 diabetes, engaging in diabetes self-care activities is associated with improved glycemic control and can prevent diabetes-related complications. Much of a patient's diabetes management takes place within their family and social environment.
  • Family members can actively support and care for patients with diabetes. Most individuals live within a household that has a great influence on diabetes-management behaviors.
  • Providing diabetes education to just the individual with type 2 diabetes could limit its impact on patients, since family may play such a large role in disease management. Family-based approaches to chronic disease management emphasize the context in which the disease occurs, including the family's physical environment, as well as the educational, relational, and personal needs of patients and family members

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