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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Type 2 diabetes, nutrition education, low-income, diabetic complications
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that affects a multitude of people in the United States especially those in lower socioeconomic strata. Low income earning adults have higher rates of diabetes and increased risk of complications such as heart disease, stroke, neuropathy, nephropathy, and retinopathy. Diabetes nutrition education is considered to be an important aspect in the care plan of adults with Type 2 diabetes. However, many times low-income patients are not able to afford this care. The use of diabetes nutrition counseling provided at a Midwest community health clinic became a viable solution to meet this need for diabetes nutrition education and knowledge of appropriate foods that lead to improved glycemic control for participants. Implementation of an in-clinic diabetic nutrition education program increased knowledge regarding nutrition for patients with Type 2 diabetes empowering adults to make informed choices regarding their nutrition.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Diabetes -- Diet therapy
Diabetics -- Education
Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-68)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Arends, Robin, "Diabetic Nutrition Education Intervention for Low-Income Patients with Type 2 Diabetes" (2014). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 4.