J Korean Diabetes.  2020 Dec;21(4):211-215. 10.4093/jkd.2020.21.4.211.

Special Considerations in Diabetes Self-Management Education for Older Adults with Diabetes: A Study Focusing on Community Senior Welfare Centers

  • 1College of Nursing & Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


Optimal diabetes self-management can lead to positive outcomes such as blood glucose control, prevention of diabetes-related complications, and improvement in quality of life. Various strategies have been developed for delivering diabetes self-management education to older adults with diabetes. This paper describes factors that should be considered when planning diabetes self-management education in community senior welfare centers. Diabetes educators should be aware of cognitive changes, such as changes in executive function and cognitive impairment, and health literacy. In addition, physical changes such as vision and hearing impairment and psychosocial changes such as depression should be considered when implementing diabetes self-management education for older adults with diabetes.


Diabetes mellitus; Education; Independent living; Self-management

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