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Macaden L & Clarke C (2015) Model of Diabetes Management: Have we got it right for South Asians in the UK? , Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 19 (5), pp. 183-189.
Empowerment of people with diabetes through education that is inclusive of initiating and sustaining lifestyle changes has been identified as the cornerstone of effective diabetes management. There is an increasing emphasis on concordance, which enables goal setting, and a negotiated agreement between practitioners and people with long-term conditions. Variations in health beliefs, socio-cultural values, religious preferences, locus of control, family and their social networks influence South Asians’ diabetes management and engagement with diabetes-related risks. This brings into question whether the empowerment model, which emphasises self-management, is the right model of diabetes management for minority ethnic groups. This paper explores alternative models of diabetes management around service provision and education, with implications for policies on diabetes management for minority ethnic groups.
Empowerment model; Risk perception; South Asian people
|Authors||Macaden Leah, Clarke Charlotte|
|Date accepted by journal||22/04/2015|
Journal of Diabetes Nursing: Volume 19, Issue 5