Health Education: Health education is a way of teaching people about health.I always found myself educating my patients on appropriate nutrition that enhances their recovering especially the diabetic and hypertensive patients. Hence diabetes is a chronic illness, education of the patient and family is essential .I educate them on blood glucose monitoring especially in insulin requiring diabetic patient preventing them from high risk of hypoglycemia, Instruction on foot care, patient who smoke to give up the habit since large vessel peripheral vascular disease and debilitating retinopathy are less common in nonsmoking diabetic patient.
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