A Narrative Review of the Support Structure Available to Newly Diagnosed Individuals with Diabetes

MH Mphasha1, *
1 Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Limpopo, South Africa



The patient is discharged after a diagnosis has been confirmed with instructions to return and begin therapy. Newly diagnosed patients experience substantial emotional hardship, which results in denying the condition, accepting it slowly, and subsequently delaying the start of treatment. Late treatment commencement worsens and becomes expensive to manage. Support systems for newly diagnosed is crucial for patient’s well-being; the support system is still not sufficiently developed. As a result, this evaluation seeks to emphasize. This paper aims to provide a broad overview of the resources available to help such people.


Using the Narrative Literature Review (NLR) method, information on supporting diabetes patients following diagnosis was located, looked over, assessed, and interpreted. The following databases and search engines were used to locate the literature: electronic databases, search engines, and hand searches. The study included only English publications that were published between 2012 and 2022.


This investigation includes 49 papers in all. The interval between a patient’s diagnosis and the start of treatment must be long enough. The health system and families are thought to be the two most crucial sources of support for people with diabetes who have recently been diagnosed.


Patients with diabetes who have just been diagnosed must have a strong support system. At first, treating diabetes might seem overwhelming, but with the correct assistance, individuals can gain the information, abilities, and confidence necessary to take control of their disease. Healthcare, family, and peer support are important components of a support system.

Keywords: Newly diagnosed individuals with diabetes, Support system, Families, Treatment.

Abstract Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2023
Volume: 16
DOI: 10.2174/18749445-v16-e230731-2023-74

Article History:

Electronic publication date: 31/07/2023
Collection year: 2023

© 2023 Mphasha and MH et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Limpopo, South Africa; Tel: +27(0)766199310; E-mail: pitso85@gmail.com