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MURILLO SALAMANCA, Ana María  and  ALVARADO GARCIA, Alejandra María. Care for the well-being of people with Diabetes Mellitus type 2 and lower limb injuries based from Kristen Swanson theory. Gerokomos [online]. 2020, vol.31, n.3, pp.173-179.  Epub Dec 28, 2020. ISSN 1134-928X.

Care that is given to those who have type II diabetes mellitus (DM2) and wounds in lower limbs mainly focuses on the healing of said wounds, but there is a call for nursing professionals to reorient their actions towards more efficient interventions.


Developt a management project of care, focused on the theory of caring by Kristen Swanson.


This project, which uses the tool of a logic framework for the care of patients with lower limb wounds and DM2. The process is divided into three moments of care, which are given by the theory: to know; maintaining belief; and doing for and enabling the patient.


Lack of knowledge towards DM2 and towards the work put into overcoming this limitation, following the development of it, and encouraging the capacity of care, including adherence to treatment.


The intervention of Care for wellness showed positive results in proposed indicators during the tree moments, which in turn generated conducts that favored the adherence to the care for their health and their wounds and, by doing so, achieving an improvement in the wellness of people with DM2 and a benefit for the institution, by innovating the schemes of directed care.

Keywords : diabetes mellitus; Diabetic Foot; nursing Theory; health promotion; education; Kristen Swanson theory.

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