Improving The Glycemic Control Through Healthier Diet For Persons With Diabetes
Diabetes is leading cause of death as well as it is the leading cause of the serious long-term health risks and diseases, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, limb amputations, and adult blindness ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2011). Healthy diet can decrease the incidence of Type 2 diabetes, as well as it can control the glycemic level in diabetic patients (CDC, 2011). The targeted objective of this health promotion project is improving the glycemic control through healthier diet for persons with diabetes. The healthy diet includes higher intake of dietary fiber, and lower intakes of dietary fat and carbohydrate.
Health communication Health communication is the way by which the information and thoughts can be exchanged ((Kreuter, Lezin, Kreuter & Green, 2003). The goals of the health communication are to create social changes by changing people 's attitudes and to modify or eliminate certain behaviors (CDC, 2014). The strategic planning for an effective health communication should include the following steps:
What do we want to accomplish? The aims of the health communication regarding my program are (a) Strengthen the knowledge of diabetes mellitus managements and preventing long-term complications of diabetes,(b) increase the awareness of the importance of healthier diet for diabetic persons, (c) identify strategies and skills for self-monitoring and inhibition the…