Date of Submission

Fall 9-28-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Dr. Loomis, JO

Second Advisor

Dr. Sandhu, Jodi


Type 2 diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that requires complex care and involves a variety of self-management decisions on a regular basis to manage the symptoms and avoid complications. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among the South Asian population is six times higher than their European and white American counterparts (Gujral et al. 2013). Culturally sensitive education may be the key to overcoming the barriers related to standard diabetes patient education and culturally appropriate type 2 diabetes management. Research and evidence-based practices show Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is associated with significant improvements in glycemic control and overall better health outcomes. Understanding the hurdles of educating patients is key in implementing effective education among diverse communities. The goal of this manuscript is to identify the effectiveness of culturally appropriate diabetes self-care education that improves the quality outcomes among the South Asian population in America.

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