Education for the Public Good: Diabetes Education in the Community

By Mark Levitan.

Published by The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning

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This paper explores the efficacy of adult education in improving outcomes for patients with diabetes and related emergencies. The research suggests such education programs could be an effective strategy for improving the general health and quality of life of patients, and could lower future medical costs. The findings will be of interest to those involved in public education in the health care field.

Keywords: Public Education, Health Education, Diabetes Education

The International Journal of Adult, Community and Professional Learning, Volume 20, Issue 1, March 2014, pp.1-7. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 407.759KB).

Mark Levitan

Student, Honours Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Mark Levitan studies medical sciences at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. His research interests include improving trauma scene times among first responders, and patient-centred public education. His research is informed by his experiences as a first responder, in an intensive care unit and in a cardiac rehabilitation unit.