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Creating a Data Set for Elderly Diabetic Patients

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Diabetes Database for Older Patients
A diabetes database must capture information that is directly related to the disease and some of the valuable elements include age, A1C results, skin fold, blood pressure, weight, date of first symptoms, and blood glucose level. Age of the patient is valuable because it assists in determining how old the patient is and it can also be used to determine the best cause of treatment to be used especially for diabetes. The age element will have a data type of number since age is recorded in figures. A1C results are obtained after the patient has undergone testing for diabetes. Theses element is valuable because the results will help establish if the patient is diabetic or prediabetic (Balas & Boren, 2000). A1C results are recorded in number format because the results are normally obtained in percentage. Skinfold element is used to determine if the patient has…… [Read More]

References

Balas, E. A., & Boren, S. A. (2000). Managing clinical knowledge for health care improvement. Yearbook of medical informatics 2000: Patient-centered systems.

Tomar, D., & Agarwal, S. (2013). A survey on Data Mining approaches for Healthcare. International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology, 5(5), 241-266.

Weaver, C. A., Ball, M. J., Kim, G. R., & Kiel, J. M. (2016). Healthcare information management systems. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

 


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The Efficacy of Culture Specific Interventions for Diabetic Asian Americans

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Type 2 diabetes is increasing in prevalence across the United States at a rate that cannot be explained by genetics alone. Obesity and inactivity are thought to play a strong role in the notable spike in the number of sufferers. On the other hand, genetics still plays a significant role in the likelihood of developing the disorder. As noted by Nguyen (et al. 2015) type 2 diabetes currently is present in approximately 9% of Asian Americans, with disproportionate numbers among Filipino, Pacific Islander, Japanese, and South Asian groups. Asian-Americans appear to develop type 2 diabetes at lower BMIs than those of other ethnic groups, suggesting the need for greater vigilance of patients’ weights and different clinical guidelines based upon genetic differences. According to a randomized clinical control trial of pre-diabetics (n = 3234) called the Diabetes Prevention Program, development of diabetes was reduced by 58% through a lifestyle education program,…… [Read More]

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Choi, S. E., Liu, M., Palaniappan, L. P., Wang, E. J., & Wong, N. D. (2013). Gender and ethnic differences in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among Asian subgroups in California. Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications, 27(5), 429–435. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2013.01.002

King, G. L., McNeely, M. J., Thorpe, L. E., Mau, M. L. M., Ko, J., Liu, L. L., … Chow, E. A. (2012). Understanding and addressing unique needs of diabetes in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Diabetes Care, 35(5), 1181–1188. http://doi.org/10.2337/dc12-0210

Hsu, W. C., Araneta, M. R. G., Kanaya, A. M., Chiang, J. L., & Fujimoto, W. (2015). BMI cut points to identify at-risk Asian Americans for type 2 Diabetes Screening. Diabetes Care, 38(1), 150–158. http://doi.org/10.2337/dc14-2391

Islam, N. S., Zanowiak, J. M., Wyatt, L. C., Kavathe, R., Singh, H., Kwon, S. C., & Trinh-Shevrin, C. (2014). Diabetes prevention in the New York City Sikh Asian Indian

community: A pilot study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(5), 5462–5486. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110505462

Nguyen, T. H., Nguyen, T.-N., Fischer, T., Ha, W., & Tran, T. V. (2015). Type 2 diabetes among Asian Americans: Prevalence and prevention. World Journal of Diabetes, 6(4), 543–547. http://doi.org/10.4239/wjd.v6.i4.543

Nguyen, T. H., Nguyen, T.-N., Fischer, T., Ha, W., & Tran, T. V. (2015). Type 2 diabetes among Asian Americans: Prevalence and prevention. World Journal of Diabetes, 6(4), 543–547. http://doi.org/10.4239/wjd.v6.i4.543


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Examining Methodology and Design

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DNP Method and Design
Three studies relating to the PICOT of this proposed study are the qualitative research study Ong, Chua and Ng (2014) on barriers and facilitators of self-monitoring sugar levels for diabetes patients, the quantitative study by Stevens, Shi, Vane, Nie and Peters (2015) on the experiences of diabetes patients receiving home care, and the mixed-methods research study of Wildeboer, du Pon, Schuling, Haaijer-Ruskamp and Denig (2018) on sharing decision making among general practice staff and diabetes patients. Each study utilized a different research and method to obtain data on topics related to diabetes research. These studies are compared in this paper and their methodologies and designs discussed, their internal and external validity issues evaluated, and possible methodologies and designs are identified that the researchers could have used to make their studies more beneficial.
Comparing Methodologies and Designs
Ong et al. (2014) conducted a qualitative method study, the…… [Read More]

References

Ong, W. M., Chua, S. S., & Ng, C. J. (2014). Barriers and facilitators to self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes using insulin: a qualitative study. Patient Preference and Adherence, 8, 237.

Stevens, G. D., Shi, L., Vane, C., Nie, X., & Peters, A. L. (2015). Primary care medical home experience and health-related quality of life among adult medicaid patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(2), 161-168.

Wildeboer, A., du Pon, E., Schuling, J., Haaijer?Ruskamp, F. M., & Denig, P. (2018). Views of general practice staff about the use of a patient?oriented treatment decision aid in shared decision making for patients with type 2 diabetes: A mixed?methods study. Health Expectations, 21(1), 64-74.


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Shri Durga Temple Health Education

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Health Education: Shri Durga Temple
Problem
Type 2 diabetes is on the increase across the United States, but it has become a particularly difficult and intractable problem in Asian and East Asian communities. These populations tend to manifest type 2 diabetes at lower BMIs than the general population. According to Monhan (2004), “Indians have a greater degree of insulin resistance and a stronger genetic predisposition to diabetes. (par.1). This fact can lead to insufficient concern about BMI, particularly if residents compare themselves to non-East Asian neighbors.
Solution
Vigilance over one’s own health and over the health of individuals in one’s immediate ethnic community has an important preventative function and can reduce the need for more costly and intrusive secondary and tertiary care. Of course, regular primary care from a physician is optimal as a preventative measure for a variety of ailments, but maintaining a healthy weight ultimately requires self-monitoring
Opportunity…… [Read More]

References

Fukada, M. (2018). Nursing competency: Definition, structure and development. Yonago acta medica, 61(1), 1-7.Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871720/pdf/yam-61-001.pdf

Monhan, V. (2004). Why are Indians more prone to diabetes? Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, 52:468-74. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15645957


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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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The patient is in a diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) state if the following conditions apply: (a) Hyperglycemia—blood glucose > 11mmol/L, and (b) Metabolic acidosis— venous pH < 7.3 or plasma HCO3 < 15 mmol/L plus (c) ketosis—ketones in the blood or urine or beta-hydroxybutyrate concentration > 3 mmol/L (Wolfsdorf et al., 2014). The patient’s deep respirations are perfectly normal given the condition of the patient: the respirations are explained by the lungs working to expel CO2 from the body. The body does not want CO2 levels to rise too highly, which happens during the event of ketoacidosis.
Because the patient is a type 1 diabetic—also known as a juvenile diabetic as Type 1 is found primarily in children and young adults—the condition with which the patient has presented is most likely diabetic ketoacidosis, probably caused by an illness or infection which compels the body to produce more hormones (adrenaline, cortisol) to…… [Read More]

References

Leung, J. S., Perlman, K., Rumantir, M., & Freedman, S. B. (2015). Emergency department ondansetron use in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and vomiting. The Journal of Pediatrics, 166(2), 432-438.

Wolfsdorf, J. I., Allgrove, J., Craig, M. E., Edge, J., Glaser, N., Jain, V., ... & Hanas, R. (2014). Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state. Pediatric Diabetes, 15(S20), 154-179.