Nurses' Guide to Teaching Diabetes Self-management

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Springer Publishing Company, 2012 - HEALTH & FITNESS - 308 pages
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This is an optimistic and empowering approach to the daunting task of teaching diabetes patients to care for themselves. Written by a highly respected diabetes educator who has suffered with diabetes for 25 years, the guide provides the clinical and personal expertise that will help nurses and other health professionals to successfully teach diabetes self-management and compliance to adults, children, adolescents, and parents.

The book contains a vast reservoir of information ranging from a thorough overview of diabetes and the physical and emotional toll of living with the disease to number of teaching and motivating strategies that health care professionals can use to create individualized approaches to teaching self-management skills. The guide provides up-to-date information on drug therapies, nutrition management, exercise, chronic complications, glycemic control, diabetes in children, adolescents, and adults, diabetes in adults with special needs or mental illness, and diabetes noncompliance. Addressing the most important and current topics necessary for successful self-regulation and maintenance of diabetes, this innovative desk reference provides a quick guide and instructional tool for nurses and other health professionals who interact with diabetics. This new edition provides:

Clinical guidance and expertise to successfully teach diabetes self-management to adults, adolescents, and children The clinical expertise of a leading diabetes educator and the hard-earned personal wisdom of an author who has suffered with diabetes for 25 years A new chapter on chronic complications that describes a multitude of helpful new treatments A greatly expanded section on nutrition and exercise Thoroughly updated chapters A must read chapter on noncompliance, including why this occurs and how to prevent it "

  

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Contents

PART I
HOW INSULIN WORKS
CLASSIFICATION OF DIABETES
DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA
WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR PREVENTION AND CURE?
REFERENCES
NUTRITION
NUTRITION LABELS
WHAT DO CLIENTS WITH DIABETES NEED TO KNOW?
ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES
GOALS OF CLIENT EDUCATION
INTERVENTIONS USING LEARNING PRINCIPLES
EVALUATING TEACHING
REFERENCES
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE A CHILD WITH DIABETES?
AGES AND STAGES

WEIGHT LOSS
OLD FOOD PYRAMID VERSUS 2010 DIETARY GUIDELINES
CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING
PROS AND CONS
SICKDAY MANAGEMENT
REFERENCES
WHAT COUNTS AS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN?
HOW TO INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
POTENTIAL PROBLEMS WITH EXERCISE
REFERENCES
ORAL ANTIDIABETIC MEDICATIONS
CENTRAL ACTING MEDICATIONS
INJECTABLE ANTIDIABETIC MEDICATION
HOW TO DISPOSE OF MEDICATION SAFELY
NEW DIABETES MEDICATIONS ON THE HORIZON
WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR NEW MEDSAND DELIVERY SYSTEMS
REFERENCES
HYPERGLYCEMIA
HYPOGLYCEMIA
THE BLOOD GLUCOSESLEEP CONNECTION
BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING
WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR FUTURE GLYCEMIC CONTROL?
REFERENCES
HEART AND BLOOD VESSEL DISEASE
VISION PROBLEMS
KIDNEY DAMAGE NEPHROPATHY
NERVE DAMAGE NEUROPATHY
TEETH AND GUM PROBLEMS
MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
SKIN PROBLEMS
REFERENCES
PART II
AN APPOINTMENT AT THE PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGIST
A REQUEST TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERSFROM A PARENT OF A DIABETIC
REFERENCES
THE TRANSITION TO SELFCARE
BALANCING PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
TEACHING AND PROMOTING ADOLESCENT ADHERENCE
ADDRESSING NONADHERENCE
SPECIAL CONCERNS
Insulin Omission and Eating Disorders
SUMMARY
DIABETES AND PREGNANCY
TEACHING AND MOTIVATING PREGNANT CLIENTS
GENETIC IMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES
POTENTIAL IMPACT OF DIABETES IN ADULTHOOD
SENIORS AND DIABETES
REFERENCES
DIABETES AND DEPRESSION
DIABETES AND CHRONIC SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESSES
TEACHING AND MOTIVATING CLIENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES
REFERENCES
DEFINITIONS
THE CANT CATEGORY
THE WONT CATEGORY
VALUES CLARIFICATION
REFERENCES
Periodicals
Nonfederal Government Organizations
Meter Companies
Insulin Pump Companies
Continuous Glucose Monitor Companies
Drug Companies
Nutrition
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About the author (2012)

Rita Girouard Mertig, MS, RNC, CNS, DE has been a registered nurse for 45 years with a Master of Science degree. She has taught nursing in a variety of programs and retired after 21 years from teaching an associate degree nursing program in which she also taught nutrition. She is a clinical nurse specialist and is certified in maternity-newborn nursing. She also is a certified childbirth educator and is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Rita also has had type 1 diabetes for 25 years and has used an insulin pump for 15 years. She currently volunteers at CrossOver Ministries clinic, where she teaches classes and conducts one-on-one sessions on weight management and diabetes management for clients with minimal ability to pay for services. During the 1980s and 90s, Rita led a support group for people with diabetes who were using insulin under the auspices of the American Diabetes Association, Richmond (VA) chapter, has also served on the American Diabetes Association board of directors and received the ADA's, Virginia Affiliate "Diabetes Educator of the Year" award. Diabetes of the Year, 1989. She has previously authored three books, "Teaching Nursing in an Associate Degree Program " (2003) and" The Nurses' Guide to Teaching Diabetes Self-Management, " first edition (2007) both published by Springer Publishing Company and "What Nurses Know...Diabetes "(2011) published by Demos Medical Publishing.

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