Diabetes is a chronic and challenging disease and requires personal daily self-management decisions and skills. For that, it is necessary that patients have sufficient information and health literacy to make the right choices and decisions in their self-care. Sequentially, health literacy has great relevance and influence in the daily lives of people with diabetes, since it encompasses the necessary skills to manage disease and health. Health literacy can be a relevant factor to consider when tackling diabetes self-management. Thus, for the prevention and treatment of diabetes, it is essential to promote individual health literacy. The quality of communication and patient-centred communication style seems to be a key aspect for the health literacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology-enhanced healthcare education
Subtitle of host publicationtransformative learning for patient-centric health
EditorsCristina Vaz de Almeida, Miltiadis D. Lytras
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781837535989
ISBN (Print)9781837535996
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2023


  • Chronic diseases
  • Communication
  • Diabetes
  • Health literacy
  • Person-centred collaborative care
  • Self-management


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