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Health values change over time in people with type 2 diabetes
  1. Soohyun Nam,
  2. Robin Whittemore
  1. Yale University, School of Nursing, Orange, Connecticut, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Soohyun Nam, Yale University, School of Nursing, 400 West Campus Dr, Orange, CT 06477, USA; soohyun.nam{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • More research is needed to evaluate the proposed framework in diverse adults with type 2 diabetes and examine how health values change over time with duration of diabetes and the development of complications/comorbidities.

  • The framework presented by this study may provide clinicians with a useful tool to guide individualised assessment and planning of diabetes self-management support.


The prevalence of diabetes continues to increase worldwide.1 Diabetes self-management is challenging for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who require self-monitoring of blood-glucose, regular medications, physical activity, healthy eating and examinations at regular intervals to prevent diabetes complications. Healthcare professionals also face challenges delivering individualised care …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.