Confronted with data about the rising incidence of diabetes in Indonesia, and the recognition that no national programmes for diabetes education are in place, we conducted a search to identify effective western models of health education that could be considered for implementation in Indonesia. In this paper we report on the findings from the search, and share cultural considerations that would need to be applied if these programmes were adopted for use in Indonesia. We conclude that three structured education programmes, X-PERT, DESMOND and DAFNE, have been shown to be effective in a range of western settings and that these could be adapted for use in Indonesian contexts.
- Health education
- Indonesian culture