Dallas Campus (Online)
Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Dr. Molly Kuhle
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Dr. Cheryl Green
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
Dr. Ugochi Irikanu
Abstract Education and support provided to the newly diagnosed prediabetic or Type 2 Diabetic are inadequate in the outpatient arena. In rural areas, instruction for diabetes is minimal to nonexistent, and patients are paying for this with their health and lives many times. The financial burden of diabetes in the United States is astronomical. The loss of life and life quality is significantly high as well. A systems-based approach to education in the rural health clinic would be of great benefit and has proven to be enough to reverse or avoid the progression of the disease. A clinic or field-based diabetes education program is far superior to typical and usual inpatient education and minimizes complications and decreases morbidity and mortality rates in the individual with diabetes as well as decreases costly hospital stays and risks for nonpayment at an organizational level. Keywords: diabetes mellitus, inpatient, self-care, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes
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Slayton, Ruth Ann, "Developing Outpatient, Clinic-Based Education for Patients With Diabetes and Prediabetes" (2021). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 390.