The Experiences of Self-Management of Type 2 Who Could Control A1C Level by Without Taking Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs
Keywords:Self-management experience, Type 2diabetes mellitus
This qualitative research aimed to describe self-management experiences among type 2diabetes
who could control A1C level by without taking oral hypoglycemic drugs. Purposive sampling was used to
select 12 people with type 2 diabetes mellitus,whohad attending Bang Rakam Diabetes Academy PUWADOL
Model, had A1C level lower than 7% and can quit oral antihyperglycemic drugs. Semi-structured in-depth
interview was used for data collection whilethe contentanalysis wasused for data analysis. The findings
revealed that the participants reflected theexperiences of self-management in 3 themes: 1) medical
management experience: (1) knowledge from participating in diabetes academy activities, (2) self-adjusted
management behaviors, and (3) supports for self-management behavior modification, 2) role management
experience: (1) continue working in the same occupation, and (2) family is more interested in taking health
care togetherand 3) emotional managementexperience: (1) feelings about the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus,
(2) trying to reduce stress, and (3) commitment to continuous practice self-management behaviors.
Theseexperiences of self-management of type 2diabetesshould be informed health carepersonnel to
effectively contribute glycemic control model development.
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