Intervention Of Diabetes And Hypoglycemic Control Essay

Length: 3 pages Sources: 5 Subject: Nursing Type: Essay Paper: #63063965 Related Topics: Diabetes, Nursing Shortage, Sustainability, Nurse Practitioner
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Intervention for the Improvement of Hypoglycemic Control

Diabetes complication is one of the top health problems in the United States, and the ADA (American Diabetes Association) recommends that people suffering from diabetes should control their hypoglycemic and maintain A1C to < 7% to avoid diabetes complications. To achieve this objective, the "diabetes self-management education (DSME)"(Ni coll, Raiser, Campbell, ET AL. 2014 p 207) is an effective tool to enhance hypoglycemic control and improve patients' outcomes. The DSME is an on-going educational process to facilitate the skill, knowledge, and ability of patients to carry out a diabetes self-care. I am a diabetic educator working in the diabetic outpatient clinical setting. My experience has made to understand that patients struggle to manage and control their diabetes after being educated because patients are not allowed to set their goals in order to manage their diabetes. (American Diabetes Association; 2013).

Objective of this paper is to design the DSME ("diabetes self-management education") to motivate and encourage patients to involve in their diabetes self-care for the improvement of hypoglycemic control.(Ni coll, Raiser, Campbell, ET AL. 2014 p 207)

Diabetes Self-management Education

The diabetes self-care education is an on-going process that facilitates patients' self knowledge as well as enhancing diabetes self-care. The DSME is very critical for the diabetes management because it assists in enhancing patients' outcomes. More importantly, the diabetes self education incorporates goals, needs, as well as


Effectively, diabetes education is an effective tool to improve patients quality of life and clinical outcomes. Although, there is no gold standard for the design of self-management education, however, an effective self education programs incorporate behavioral and psycho-social strategies to improve health outcomes of patients. However, people with diabetes still require a greater deal to learn to become self-managers of the their diabetes. An health care organization needs to integrate a collaborative care with education to enhance a behavioral change of patients to make them understanding the strategy to carry out a self-management education for the improvement, maintenance, and sustainability of hypoglycemic control.

Consistence of Organizational Culture with the Proposal

Although, the DSME is very critical for the enhancement of hypoglycemic control, however, there is a need to integrate the organizational culture to enhance an effective implementation of the DSME for the assistance of the overall patients. Organizational culture refers to shared values, assumptions, and beliefs that govern an organizational conducts. Typically, the organizational culture influences the overall employees' conducts and the strategy that an organization employs to conduct their job. (Funnell, Brown, Childs 2010).

The strategy that my health care organization can employ to enhance patients self education for the diabetes management and hypoglycemic control…

Sources Used in Documents:


American Diabetes Association (2013). Standards of medical care in diabetes -- 2013. Diabetes Care 36 (Suppl. 1):S11 -- S66, .

Funnell, M.M. Brown, T.L. Childs B.P. Et al. (2010). National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Diabetes Care. 33: 589-596.

Nicoll, K.G. Ramser, K.L. Campbell, et al. (2014).Sustainability of Improved Glycemic Control After Diabetes Self-Management Education. Diabetes Spectrum 27 (3): 207-211.

Norris, S.L., Lau, J., Smith, J.,et al. ( 2002). Susan Sundae, N.L Norris elf-Management Education for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes meta-analysis of the effect on hypoglycemic control.

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