J Korean Diabetes.  2020 Jun;21(2):88-92. 10.4093/jkd.2020.21.2.88.

Type 1 Diabetes Home Care Project and Educational Consultation

  • 1Diabetes Center, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea


Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease that absolutely lacks insulin production. It requires lifelong care, including proper diet and exercise, along with insulin administration. It is important for these patients to visit hospitals regularly to identify their health conditions. It is also necessary to know and understand not only the test results but the lifestyle outside the hospital. The Ministry of Health and Welfare has set up a system to properly manage diseases at medical institutions and homes for T1DM patients. It was intended to provide economic, physical and psychological support by educating and managing diabetics. The home care team includes doctors, nurses and clinical nutritionists. The home care project is designed to periodically check patients' health conditions and blood glucose levels through phone calls and cross-text messages even in case of face-to-face education and non-face-to-face situations. It is also meaningful to maintain the health of patients and reduce complications to prevent unnecessary medical spending. In response, the home care team should improve the educational and counseling environment, develop educational materials, and apply measures to utilize non-face-to-face communication.


Diabetes mellitus, type 1; Education; Home care services
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