Introduction: Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is a chronic, multifactorial disease, characterized by an alteration in carbohydrate metabolism. Objective: Determine self-care in patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus to prevent complications such as diabetic foot. Methodology: Quantitative, descriptive quasi-experimental study that includes a total of 20 adults from the Guaytacama parish of the city of Latacunga-Cotopaxi-Ecuador, for data collection a survey validated by experts in the area and with a reliability index was used. Cronbach's Alpha 0.9, inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied and data tabulation was carried out using the SPSS statistical tool. Results: At the beginning of the survey, it was determined that the patients had deficient knowledge about their disease and the care that it entails; after the intervention of the health personnel, the patients have clear information about self-care. Conclusion: Diabetes mellitus is a disease that in the long term can cause disability, which is why the role of health personnel is fundamental in addressing education, since this helps to promote self-care, in order to avoid complications that can cause disability, and consequently psychological problems that worsen the quality of life of patients.
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