Overcoming obstacles to behavior change in diabetes self-management.

  title={Overcoming obstacles to behavior change in diabetes self-management.},
  author={Rosemary F Hall and Dayle Hunt Joseph and Donna Schwartz-Barcott},
  journal={The Diabetes educator},
  volume={29 2},
PURPOSE This study describes how 5 individuals with type 2 diabetes overcame obstacles that interfered with maintaining behavior changes in diet, exercise, and self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG). METHODS In-depth interviews provided the framework for this descriptive study. During audiotaped, face-to-face, follow-up structured and unstructured interviews, the participants shared their experiences about obstacles encountered and strategies used to overcome them. Each case was examined… CONTINUE READING