The art and science of diabetes education: a culture out of balance.

  title={The art and science of diabetes education: a culture out of balance.},
  author={Robert M. Anderson and Martha Mitchell Funnell},
  journal={The Diabetes educator},
  volume={34 1},
In the past 20 years, behavioral science has helped create a growing body of theoretically derived, evidenced-based approaches to diabetes patient education. Health care professionals in all disciplines are being required to demonstrate that their practice is evidence based. For diabetes educators, behavioral science is the source of much of that evidence. However, effective diabetes education involves a combination of art and science. Establishing a therapeutic alliance with patients is an art… CONTINUE READING

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