Journal of Diabetes Research

Health Literacy, Diabetes Prevention, and Self-Management


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1Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

2Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

3University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel


Health Literacy, Diabetes Prevention, and Self-Management

Description

In the last few decades optimal control has become a well-established research area. The degree of blood glucose control, especially in diabetes mellitus type 2, is linked with the risk of developing complications such as heart disease, stroke, renal failure, and blindness. Patients’ knowledge about diabetes mellitus and their self-management skills, together with lifestyle choices, are central to achieving glycemic control. According to the World Health Organization, health literacy is defined as “the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health” known to be associated with health outcomes, including those in patients with diabetes. In patients with type 2 diabetes, inadequate health literacy is independently associated with worse glycemic control, higher rates of retinopathy, and lower self-rated health. Inadequate health literacy may contribute to the disproportionate burden of diabetes-related problems among disadvantaged populations. More research is needed to both understand this association and explore potential interventions to improve diabetes health outcomes and quality of life.

We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles that describe qualitative and quantitative research results (including observational studies and trials) to help inform diabetes treatment and prevention planning for patients, clinicians, and health policy decision-makers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Health literacy and lifestyle, as relates to diabetes, which can include studies exploring behavior change and motivation; mechanisms, moderators, and mediators of change; and interventions to promote healthy lifestyles with respect to diabetes
  • Self-care and self-management which can include health promotion aspects of diabetes care; health literacy; and role of family, peer support, and other care-givers in relation to people with diabetes and work exploring social networks and distributed health literacy
  • Health systems navigation and management—role of health literacy in accessing optimal engagement with health services for people with diabetes

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1298315
  • - Editorial

Health Literacy, Diabetes Prevention, and Self-Management

Joanne Protheroe | Gill Rowlands | ... | Diane Levin-Zamir
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9145673
  • - Research Article

A Pilot Study to Assess the Feasibility of the Spanish Diabetes Self-Management Program in the Basque Country

Estibaliz Gamboa Moreno | Lourdes Ochoa de Retana Garcia | ... | Rafael Rotaeche Del Campo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4723636
  • - Research Article

Lay Health Trainers Supporting Self-Management amongst Those with Low Heath Literacy and Diabetes: Lessons from a Mixed Methods Pilot, Feasibility Study

Bernadette Bartlam | Trishna Rathod | ... | Joanne Protheroe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6903245
  • - Research Article

The Feasibility of Health Trainer Improved Patient Self-Management in Patients with Low Health Literacy and Poorly Controlled Diabetes: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial

Joanne Protheroe | Trishna Rathod | ... | David Reeves
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8030627
  • - Review Article

Meeting the Challenge of Diabetes in Ageing and Diverse Populations: A Review of the Literature from the UK

Emma Wilkinson | Muhammad Waqar | ... | Gurch Randhawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7823130
  • - Research Article

The Relationship between Health Literacy and Health Behaviour in People with Diabetes: A Danish Population-Based Study

Karina Friis | Benedicte Donslund Vind | ... | Helle Terkildsen Maindal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8107108
  • - Research Article

Developing a Conceptually Equivalent Type 2 Diabetes Risk Score for Indian Gujaratis in the UK

Naina Patel | Andrew Willis | ... | Kamlesh Khunti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2483263
  • - Research Article

Optimising Health Literacy and Access of Service Provision to Community Dwelling Older People with Diabetes Receiving Home Nursing Support

Dianne Goeman | Sue Conway | ... | Alison Beauchamp
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2129838
  • - Clinical Study

Effects of a Patient-Provider, Collaborative, Medication-Planning Tool: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

James F. Graumlich | Huaping Wang | ... | Daniel G. Morrow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7386532
  • - Research Article

Patient Activation in Type 2 Diabetes: Does It Differ between Men and Women?

Steven H. Hendriks | Laura C. Hartog | ... | Henk J. G. Bilo
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