Graduation Date


Document Type

Honor's Thesis


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Primary Minor


Program Director

Andrea Boyle, PhD, FNAP

Thesis Advisor

Patricia Harris PhD, RN


The following thesis is a compilation of literature reviewed to formulate background research for a pilot study. The literature reviewed pertains to the potential benefit of added case management for patients with diabetes mellitus type 2. A proposed pilot study, based off of this research, aims to identify topics, tools, facts, and changes that can be made to case management to improve not just the biological aspects, like HbA1c levels, but the mental and emotional as well to allow for whole person care.

The primary question being asked is “what types of support do people with diabetes mellitus type 2 need in order to sustain positive lifestyle changes?” This research paper will attempt to provide evidence towards an answer by gathering information from people who have diabetes mellitus type 2. They will be asked a series of questions which will be analyzed for themes and commonalities.