Health education for type 2 diabetes mellitus carriers: bibliographical review


  • Ana Roberta Vilarouca da Silva
  • Suyanne Freire de Macêdo
  • Neiva Francenely Cunha Vieira
  • Patrícia Neyva da Costa Pinheiro
  • Marta Maria Coelho Damasceno


Health education, Health promotion, Strategies, Diabetes mellitus, type 2.


Health education enables empowerment and transforming actions which favor the change of thoughts and individuals’ actions, being well applied to chronic diseases, among which, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is highlighted. Thus, the aim of this research was to identify the strategies of health education directed to type 2 DM carriers kept in articles available in the MEDLINE, LILACS, BDENF and SciELO from 1997 to 2007. The keywords “health education” and “type 2 diabetes” were used through the selection articles which were available in full. The data were synthesized in forms and analyzed according to specific literature. The strategies carried through were: interactive education, community education intervention, and educational games in operative groups; educational seminars, periodical accompaniment of the clinical and biochemist parameters; educational domiciliary visits, conferences, practi­cal activities on feeding and physical exercise, eye tests, case study and educative colony. It was focused the acquisition of knowledge and self-care. It is suggested the conduction of longitudinal studies based on the concept of positive health.




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Silva, A. R. V. da, Macêdo, S. F. de, Vieira, N. F. C., Pinheiro, P. N. da C., & Damasceno, M. M. C. (2009). Health education for type 2 diabetes mellitus carriers: bibliographical review. Rev Rene, 10(3). Retrieved from



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