Essay on Diabetes Teaching Plan
Before you begin your teaching plan be sure to define the characteristics of the clinical site and patient population. The teaching plan should be customized to this population. This is a sample teaching plan that you can use and customize to your needs. You may want to design a pre-test and post-test to give your patients would are attending the teaching program.
Based on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control website, 17.0 million people in the United States, approximately 6.2% of the population, have diabetes. Of this 17 million people, 11.1 million are diagnosed and 5.9 million are undiagnosed. In the different age groups, about 151,000 people less than 20 years of age have diabetes, approximately 0.19% of people …show more content…
3. The patient will be able to perform self-monitoring of blood glucose using a blood glucose meter as evidenced by demonstration of the technique to the nurse or nurse practitioner.
4. The patient will be able to describe the benefits of regular exercise and how regular exercise can improve blood glucose control.
The diabetes teaching plan is aimed at helping the patient make educated lifestyle choices and changes that will promote health and promote a stable blood sugar. Each patient needs a comprehensive treatment approach. This includes: (a) an individualized food/meal plan appropriate for his/her lifestyle, (b) education related to diabetes and nutrition therapy, and (c) mutually agreed-upon short term and long term goals for lifestyle changes.
The teaching plan should stress the importance of complying with the prescribed treatment program. This teaching plan should be tailored to the patient’s needs, abilities, and developmental stage. The teaching plan for a patient with diabetes should include: diet, administration, possible adverse effects of medication, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, hygiene, and the prevention and recognition of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia (McGovern, 2002).
The teaching plan is an education program designed to help patients with newly