Abstract for: A Predictive Model of Prediabetics’ Awareness of Diabetes Education and its Effects in the Republic of Korea

This study was conducted to evaluate the preventive effect of self-management related to the awareness of prediabetes on the progression from prediabetes to diabetes and to analyze the ripple effect of prevention according to an increase in the patient’s awareness of the diagnosis. To analyze the effects of awareness and self-care for people with prediabetes, an SFD was built based on the causal relation of each of the variables. As a result of raising the rate of awareness of prediabetes and participation in diabetes prevention education, the incidence of diabetes was declined. Such model-based insights may help organizations within the country, which have policies targeting prediabetes, to identify more effective public health strategies and also to interact more effectively with one another on diabetes projects.