Recent studies have shown that the time of diagnosis with type 2 diabetes is often not a teachable moment because of heightened emotions. Yet, research also shows that individuals who are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes need reassurance and a clear pathway to obtain the education and support needed to self-manage the condition. This article reports on qualitative research exploring the experiences of individuals with type 2 diabetes at the time of diagnosis, including information they wanted to hear and learn at diagnosis. The findings suggest that initial communication should offer reassurance and establish a partnership between the diagnosed individual and the health care provider to identify next steps toward self-management success.
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What Individuals Want to Hear at the Point of Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis
Michelle D.S. Boakye ;
Clin Diabetes 2023;41(1):110–119
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Michelle D.S. Boakye, Sheridan Miyamoto, Deborah Greenwood; What Individuals Want to Hear at the Point of Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis. Clin Diabetes 2 January 2023; 41 (1): 110–119. https://doi.org/10.2337/cd21-0151
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