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    Diabetes Management The American Diabetes Association (ADA) provides the general public with information to promote awareness of prevention measures for diabetes, risk factors, treatment options, and other relevant topics concerning the disorder. Likewise, the ADA provides clinicians with clinical practice guideline (CPGs) recommendations and strategies to promote healthier living among patients Post the link. The following link was obtained from the ADAs professional journal Diabetes Care, which aims to better assist clinicians to enhance their understanding of diabetes, importance of blood glucose control, and application of CPGs obtained from the ADA to assist patients improve their overall health and well-being http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/38/Supplement_1/S20.full.pdf+html (ADA, 1995-2016; ADA, 2015). Post a summary of the article.…

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    Diabetes afflicts more than 25.8 million people within the United States, or 8.3% of the population and is rising each year (Klein, 2013). From my personal experience, I see many patients newly diagnosed or hospitalized due to complications from diabetes. With diabetes on the rise in the US population, management, and patient education is something that needs to be more prevalent. Through better patient education and teaching, a number of hospitalizations in regards to diabetic side effects can…

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    Personal Assessment: Preventing and Managing Diabetes, A Global Health Challenge Every day, we are faced with various choices that have a rippling effect on our lives and that of our children, and the older we get and the more responsible we become, and we strive to make healthier choices. According to Holmes (2009), one of the public health challenges of the millennium is aging, which has been compounded with the increased incidence of chronic diseases and disabilities. Diabetes has been…

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    include the relationship between her diabetes and her mental health. I also will briefly explain the strengths perspective. I have included a signed consent form by my grandmother, the participant, in the appendix section. Background My grandmother, Melissa Sant, was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana. She is a sixty-two year old Caucasian female. She grew up very poor. She lived with her parents in a small two bedroom house that her father built. She had four siblings that also resided…

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    At nine, I developed Type I Diabetes which cut my lifespan by 13 years. While it is treatable, there is no cure. My diagnosis brutally shaped me into an individual who was fearful, angry, defeated, and thought she had no control in her life. However, my Endocrinologist found this unacceptable. She forced me to confront my disease and my life head on. Her mantra to me while I was in the hospital was: “You have this disease. Your choice was taken away. But, you get to choose your attitude towards…

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    These programs are effective ways for providing low cost services for patients with diabetes but also for healthcare providers and healthcare institutions. Siminerio, Zgibor, & Solano Jr, (2004) highlighted that a 30 minutes diabetes training group visits is reimbursed by the Medicare for 18.36 dollars versus individual diabetes training for 31.37 dollars. Furthermore, the MNT is reimbursement for a 30 minute group service for 11.08 dollars versus 15 minutes individual nutrition therapy…

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    613). Depression shows that it has increased more in diabetic patients then the entire population of the United States. It is associated with poor glycemic control however; with proper treatment can be decreased (Lustman et al., 1998, pg. 613). Due to the risk for complications in diabetes such as: cardiovascular disease and retinopathy as a result, depression evolved (Lustman et al., 1998, pg. 613). Although the link between depression and diabetes is not fully understood, through therapy the…

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    Evidently, diabetes has been one of the chronic diseases that seems to have a major toll on every community. Study has proven that diabetes mellitus is one of the major health concerns in the communities of the people of Haitian descent (Vimalananda, Rosenzweig,…

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    The literature reviewed showed that diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an ongoing process used to facilitate and empower individuals to learn about diabetes and its complications. Hwee, Cauch-Dudek, Victor, Ng, & Shah (2014) define DSME as a critical element of care for people with diabetes to learn to manage their conditions in order to improve the outcomes. Multidisciplinary healthcare professionals that equip the patients with self-management skills, provide education and…

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    Cindy Mallon Case Study

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    Cindy Mallon, an 8-years-old girl became ill and experienced symptoms of a person with type 1 diabetes as explained in journals such as the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). These symptoms included excessive thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss. Cindy’s parents became concerned about her symptoms as she begun to eat twice as much food, yet losing weight (approximately 5 pounds in the past months), which followed by vomiting and being…

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