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Revista Cubana de Endocrinología

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GARCIA, Rosario  y  SUAREZ, Rolando. Education of persons presenting with diabetes mellitus in health primary care. Rev Cubana Endocrinol [online]. 2007, vol.18, n.1. ISSN 1561-2953.

Diabetes Science of end of this century had the clear idea on non-existence of efficaceous treatment for diabetes without education and training of its carrier. But this educational process is achieved in a systematic way, and frequently, lacks of ability of that another knowledge demanding care and teach on how to care. National Progam of Diabetes of National Health System of Cuba, has a teaching program developing in a continued way, training of health staff to perform this educating function, and emphasizes on primary level of health, where more than 85 % of persons presenting diabetes mellitus is seen. Although there is a lack of papers publishing with a scientific strictness, achievements and difficulties that related with that tasks, have challenged health areas, it is known that there is a high percentage of personas presenting with diabetes mellitus non-involved in educational process, with a poor control, and are complicated. En this context, goal of present paper is to spread principles, structure and methodology of this educational program as well as all directions more general for its application in Primary Care of Health, to contribute to its effective and uniform implementation in such servives, with a deep consciousness of that in each care action is implicit need of teaching to take care one self, and that only a person learning to care herself, will achieves a good cuality of life.

Palabras clave : Diabetes mellitus; Cuban program of education in diabetes; health primary care.

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