Author: Leonard Einstein, APRN , NP-C, FNP-BC
Adjunct Faculty of the BSN Program at Florida National University
Published date: June 7, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prominent public health concerns worldwide, particularly in the United States. Engagement in unhealthy lifestyles, such as consumption of junk food, smoking and alcohol abuse, sedentary habits, etc. are the main reasons for causing the development of type 2 diabetes amongst the American population. The condition is not curable but preventable, which is why the dissemination of knowledge about this disease with populations at risk is of paramount importance. That is why a continuous acquisition of scientific evidence for improvement of management and care for patients with type 2 diabetes is necessary. Synthesis of various studies plays a vital role in this regard as it enables to determine the most prominent and reliable findings that can be transitioned to practice. Education of patients is critical in regard to prevention and management of the disease, which is why synthesis of the research within this domain is essential as well.
The purpose of this paper is to determine and synthesize research as well as non-research evidence pertinent to the management of patients with type 2 diabetes throughout their education. It is imperative to understand what spec