Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires continuous medical care and patient self-management education to prevent acute complications and to reduce the risk of long-term complications[ ].
Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can also be a risk factor for the development of many different diseases and conditions including dementia, heart disease, and CVA. Thus, effective management of diabetes is very important. Patient compliance can be difficult to achieve if the person affected with diabetes is not educated about the illness or treatment, has not fully accepted the diagnosis or its severity, will not change habits or believes that the prescribed treatment regime is too difficult or ineffective, has cultural beliefs conflicting with the treatment regime, experiences stressful events, lacks social support, or suffers from psychiatric issues unrelated to diabetes (Gerard, Griffin, & Fitzpatrick, 2010). As one may expect, adequate education programs are essential tools when dealing with diabetics. Solid education will provide the patient with information as well as teaching the necessary skills to manage the disorder. The primary focus of any diabetes education program must be to empower patients as a part of the multidisciplinary team. This team should be focused at integrating diabetes into the lives of the patients and this focus should be based on the decisions made by the patient, otherwise the treatment plan can be looked on as forced (Gerald et al., 2010). Every patient stricken with diabetes has the right to benefit from an education program of this type. First, basic education and facts should be administered directly following the diagnosis of
Individuals that have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are cared for by a variety of people like podiatrist, district nurses, DSNs, GPs, and practice nurses. Good communication between these professionals and the person with type 2 diabetes can lead to better insight into the individual’s life, therefore helping to plan and provide the best care for that person. This can reduce repetition, improve quality of care for people with diabetes type 2 and
Speaker Credibility: my mom has been a diabetic for about 10 years I have learned a lot from personal experiences, doctors’ appointments, and research that I have recently done on the diabetes.
As discussed last unit, the university library is free and reliable, so that is why I use it. I shortened my search results by using
After reflecting on my own nursing practice, I decided to search the literature on the need for better education associated with DMI. Certain ethnic and cultural groups have an increased risk for DMI and educating those at risk is a key component in the management process. If nurses use more individualized teaching processes and meet their patients’ teaching needs, then their patients will feel more comfortable in taking care of themselves at home and in schools. By reviewing the literature on the need for enhanced diabetes
When it comes to research, knowing where to find the information can be very tricky. Finding scholarly, reliable sources can be very troublesome. Many people are not aware of just how accessible these sources are to them. Then once they do find the information they are looking for, they are unaware of how to properly use them. Within my Historical Research class, we had guest speaker, Nicole Arnold talk to us on how to efficiently find scholarly journal articles and bibliography. She walked us through ohiolink and other websites that would help us with our research.
We live in an era of rapid technological change, and this environment, undoubtfully changes the human health. Diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases, unfortunately. Therefore, there is a pressing need to inform people about healthy ways of living and a caring approach to their health. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is one of the organizations that try, to prevent diabetes and raise awareness on the disease in the US and around the world. Unfortunately, it has a set of weaknesses, which influence not only the work of the organization, but the general public’s opinion of it as well.
My teaching on primary prevention of type II diabetes adheres to HP2020 objectives D-1 to D-16 on diabetes, specifically objective D-1 that deals with reducing the annual number of new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the population. (Target is a 10% improvement from the baseline of 8.0 new cases of diabetes per 1,000 population aged 18 to 84 years occurred in the past 12 months to the target of 7.2 new cases per 1,000 population aged 18 to 84 years). Education on the preventive measures needed to be taken by an at-risk population tackles this issue of reducing the annual number of cases.
I would evaluate the credibility by searching domains with the endings like .edu, .gov, .org, and .com. These domains tend to deliver a little more substance and credibility. These sources are highly trusted with helpful information. To further your search and narrow it down, you can use “Boolean”
Diabetes is associated with wide range of complications such as chronic renal failure, blindness, amputations, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and neuropathy (Alotabi, A., et al., 2016). There is no known cure for diabetes, but the disease can be controlled through health management that includes multiple perspectives of care such as medications, blood glucose monitoring, diet, nutrition, screening for long-term complications and regular physical activity (Alotabi, A., et al., 2016). Managing diabetes may be complicated and requires the knowledge and skills of both healthcare providers and the clients. Studies have shown that to prevent or delay diabetic complications due to diabetes, counseling and other lifestyle interventions are the effective therapy. Even with many policies set up for diabetes, 8.1 million Americans are undiagnosed with diabetes mellitus, and approximately 86 million Americans ages 20 and older have blood glucose levels that considerably increase their risk of developing Diabetes Mellitus in the next several years (CDC, 2015). For diabetes care to be successful there needs to be a good understanding of the disease and management by both patients and healthcare providers,
Determining the credibility of a website starts with tools that can be used to evaluate the site. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers information defining how to evaluate websites credibility. Key factors such as; “Who runs and pays for the website, what the website’s purpose is, Where did the information on the site come from and how is
If scientific and scholarly journals are needed, you have several options. The most accessible option is the open access journal. You can find over 10,000 of them through the Directory of Open Access Journals. At a time when finding scholarly information on the Internet is difficult, the site strongly promotes increased adoption and visibility of these types of journals.