Teaching Plan Diabetes Mellitus Essay

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Diabetic Foot Care Teaching Plan for the Home Health Nurse

Diabetic Foot Care Teaching Plan
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2011), 25.8 million Americans, 8.3 percent of the population, have diabetes and nearly 27 percent of those 26 million Americans, are undiagnosed. In 2010, the CDC reported nearly 2 million Americans aged 20 years and older were diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetic education is an important part of helping those with diabetes effectively manage the disease and prevent complications. Statistics from the CDC show that poorly managed diabetes is the leading of non-traumatic lower limb amputations in the United States . Patients with diabetes are at greater risk for serious
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The tutorials give the user the option to have the displayed text narrated, which is appropriate for use with visually impaired and auditory learners. The content reviewed for health literacy, supports the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Education . This teaching plan focuses on the interactive tutorial with questions. The plan can be delivered using the printed text summary.
Health literacy is important to consider when choosing because patient education materials because studies have shown that an individual’s functional health literacy is usually lower than their general literacy. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services defines health literacy as the ability of the individual to understand health information to make knowledgeable decisions about their care. This program considers health literacy by using plain language, a minimum amount of words supplemented with pictures, and presenting the information in a logical sequence, so that each section of the program builds upon the previous section. This allows the diabetic patient to internalize the knowledge acquired and apply it to future concepts, promoting independence and self-efficacy. The content of the program centers on positive behaviors and is not condescending in tone when narration is used.
Time Allotment
The teaching plan will take approximately

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