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Risk communication in type 2 diabetes

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-186
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Diabetes Nursing
Volume12
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2008

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Abstract

Communication of cardiovascular disease risk is central to patient understanding of the complications of type 2 diabetes and subsequent decisions about lifestyle changes in order to self-manage the illness. The present article discusses current research on the importance of discussing risk information, the factors that might impinge on successful risk communication and the limited research on risk communication in people with type 2 diabetes. It concludes with practical suggestions on how cardiovascular risk might be best communicated to people with diabetes.

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