Health coaching in diabetes: empowering patients to self-manage.

@article{WongRieger2013HealthCI,
  title={Health coaching in diabetes: empowering patients to self-manage.},
  author={Durhane Wong-Rieger and Francis P. Rieger},
  journal={Canadian journal of diabetes},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          41-4
        }
}
To effectively manage diabetes mellitus, patients must adhere to treatment recommendations and healthy lifestyle behaviors, but research shows many patients do not do this. Education is effective when combined with self-management support but peer-support programs do not lead to lasting changes. Health coaching, or professional support, can be highly effective if it focuses on developing self-efficacy and skills such as goal-setting, problem-solving and managing cognitive and emotional barriers… CONTINUE READING
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