Presentation Title

Diabetes Care Management: What Support do People With Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Need in Order to Sustain Positive Lifestyle Changes? A Literature Review and Proposal for a Qualitative Pilot Study

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

April 2020

Major Field of Study

Nursing

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor(s)

Patricia Harris, PhD, RN, CNS

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

A proposed pilot study, based off of research and literature reviews, 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 aspects 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 Participants will be asked a series of questions which will be analyzed for themes and common requests. The goal of this thesis is to provide and bring to light tools for those struggling with diabetes and investigate what actually works for people and what doesn’t. When people feel supported and empowered, they are more likely to take charge of their health. My primary objectives are to examine diabetes mellitus (DM) care management and explore ways to improve outpatient services and connect people with additional resources that will help them optimally manage their diabetes. This pilot study aims to collect and analyze desires of support and management verbalized by the patients themselves.

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This presentation was accepted for the Scholarly and Creative Works Conference at Dominican University of California. The Conference was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Diabetes Care Management: What Support do People With Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Need in Order to Sustain Positive Lifestyle Changes? A Literature Review and Proposal for a Qualitative Pilot Study

A proposed pilot study, based off of research and literature reviews, 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 aspects 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 Participants will be asked a series of questions which will be analyzed for themes and common requests. The goal of this thesis is to provide and bring to light tools for those struggling with diabetes and investigate what actually works for people and what doesn’t. When people feel supported and empowered, they are more likely to take charge of their health. My primary objectives are to examine diabetes mellitus (DM) care management and explore ways to improve outpatient services and connect people with additional resources that will help them optimally manage their diabetes. This pilot study aims to collect and analyze desires of support and management verbalized by the patients themselves.