Perspectives on education and counseling for diabetes patients

Adriaan Visser*, Frank Snoek

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This special issue of Patient Education and Counseling contains a series of 14 studies about the improvement of patient education and counseling in the field of diabetes mellitus. Central themes are: cognitions of diabetes patients, the role of the diagnose in the education, weight loss in type 2 diabetes, the influence of diabetic retinopathy on quality of life, diabetes patient education on the internet, computer-based hypoglycemia education programs, improvement of quality of life by teaching programs for diabetes patients, experienced-based group education for type 2 diabetes, effects of group-based counseling on the well-being and glycaemic control of diabetes patients, implementations of empowerment group education, tutoring for staff, education and psycho-social programs for adolescents with diabetes, diabetes education for young adults, and culture-specific diabetes care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2004

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