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A Study of Self-Management in Diabetes Care& Treatment

Smita Singh1, Rashmi Verma2, Rajesh Kr. Dubey3 and Sunita Arya4
  1. Research Scholar, ShriVenkateshwara University, Gajraula, UP, India.
  2. Department of Nutrition, CSA University, Kanpur, UP, India.
  3. Director, PERI, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  4. Assistant Professor, DGPG College, Kanpur, UP, India.
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Abstract

Treatment of diabetes leading to improved control is a 24-hour-a-day activity and often includes changes in lifestyle, most of which patients with diabetes must provide for themselves on a daily basis. Self-management of diabetes involves a number of considerations and choices that the patient with diabetes must make on a daily basis. Selfmanagement of diabetes is closely connected to the self-care concept, which can be related to the practice of activities that individuals initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining life, health, and well-being. The self-care concept in this thesis is inspired by Orem theory of self-care and is seen as a health resource in the individual. The Orem theory of selfcare as a fundamental need in humans is based on the values of autonomy and independence. In Orem’s understanding, self-care is a learned and purposeful activity of the individual that requires a certain level of maturity enabling the individual to perform effective, purposeful, controlled and consistent actions. The theory also encompasses healthcare providers to help a person with their actual or potential self-care deficits. In this thesis self-care is seen as context dependent ability. Therefore, the self-care activity is not only a process directed inwards affected by personal conditions, but the ability to conduct self-care is also affected by interpersonal and external conditions. Thus, the context and the dynamics of available resources determine the conduct of self-care activities.

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