Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award


Document Type

DNP Project



Degree Name

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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