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World J Diabetes. Aug 15, 2019; 10(8): 454-462
Published online Aug 15, 2019. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v10.i8.454
Competences for self-care and self-control in diabetes mellitus type 2 in primary health care
Maria Marta Amancio Amorim, Alessandra Hugo de Souza, Adriana Keller Coelho
Maria Marta Amancio Amorim, Centro De Estudos Em Migrações E Relações Interculturais, Belo Horizonte 302240010, Brazil
Alessandra Hugo de Souza, Programa de Pós graduação em Biologia de Vertebrados, Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte 30535901, Brazil
Adriana Keller Coelho, Geriatric Unit, Hospital do Instituto de Previdência dos Servidores do Estado de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte 3010110, Brazil
Author contributions: Amorim MMA contributed to revision of bibliography and text formatting; de Souza AH contributed to translation of article with revision; Coelho AK contributed to text editing.
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Corresponding author: Maria Marta Amancio Amorim, Centro De Estudos Em Migrações E Relações Interculturais, Rua Herval 515, Belo Horizonte 302240010, Brazil.
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Received: February 21, 2019
Peer-review started: February 22, 2019
First decision: June 3, 2019
Revised: June 7, 2019
Accepted: July 20, 2019
Article in press: July 20, 2019
Published online: August 15, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: This article aims to present the self-care and self-control of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus under the objective point of view, taking into account the current recommendations based on scientific evidence, and also from the subjective point of view, emphasizing the aspects related to experience and the subjectivity of these people. Next, we present the essential skills for self-care and self-control of users and professionals working in primary health care.