The Association of Social Support and Self-efficacy to Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetes Public Deposited

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  • Background: The prevalence of diabetes has increased dramatically in recent decades. A lack of control over blood sugar levels can lead to diabetes-related complications. A network of family and friends providing diet-related support and diabetes-related care support may be associated with lower levels and changes in blood sugar (HbA1c) levels. Also, support received may be associated with self-efficacy because people with diabetes will feel empowered to make lifestyle changes. Self-efficacy may be associated with lower levels and changes in HbA1c levels. Methods: The lifestyle intervention study included 428 men and women with type 2 diabetes who were randomly placed into the control or case study group. Questionnaires measured support desired and received by participants and their self-efficacy. Results: Support received and desired, congruence of support, and self-efficacy were not significantly associated with changes in HbA1c levels. Self-efficacy and social support received were found to be significantly associated at multiple visits. Conclusions: By understanding that social support received by persons with diabetes is associated with self-efficacy but not changes in HbA1c levels, research can be focused on finding other factors that may play a role in lowering HbA1c levels.
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