Type II Diabetes Mellitus continues to be a worldwide health threat not only on the Philippines but all over the globe.Adequate self-care is an important cornerstone in the management of diabetes.Different Enablers and Deterrents to self-care surfaced and included the following: Enablers constituted of the diabetic self as an enabler, help from others, the health care provider enabler, spirituality, and the environment. Deterrents, on the other hand are elements or factors that prevented self-care behavior from occurring. Diabetic Self as deterrent, customer displeasure, stress and fiscal constraints were deterrents to self-care behavior. Effective self-care behaviors will be seen if enablers dominate, thus good outcomes and successful management of disease may be expected. Minimizing the effects of the deterrents, while maximizing and enhancing the aspect of enablers will undeniably foster effective self-care behavior among people with Type II Diabetes highlighting the crucial role of the nurse in restoring balance using the nursing process.