Purpose: The diabetic paper will demonstrate the student’s ability to master critical content from the course and apply it to individualized client care, establish the knowledge base to become an effective diabetic client educator as well as demonstrate organization of the student’s critical thinking.
This paper is required in this course, for 40 points. Evaluation of these papers will be based on Rubric below. The paper must show good organization and mechanics (spelling, grammar, etc.). The body of each paper is to be approximately 8-12 pages in length, typed, and following the prescribed guidelines as stated.
I. Introduction- opening paragraph should state the topic of the paper, gain the attention of the reader and allow for a smooth transition into the body of the paper.
II. Body of Paper-use two to three word headings for the topic and the grading criteria to formulate headings and guide the body of your paper. Develop paragraphs in a logical, critical way.
III. Closing paragraph-tie it together and make final conclusion.
IV. References: will need three to five references the paper. Three must be Nursing Journals related and one may be your course text. NO INTERNET SOURCE (Mayo, National Diabetes Association) must be nursing journals. The reference page must be in APA format. (Note: published journal articles that are accessed via the online library resources are NOT considered “Internet” sources. Sources with a web address that have not been published in a journal are considered “Internet” sources.)
Paper will be written in APA format: a. one inch margins
b. cover page
c. page numbers at top right-hand corner
d. typed, double spaced
e. Check APA format handbook on the reference page format and citation of references in the text.
f. Exceptions to APA format: no abstract needed for this assignment since there is an introductory
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paragraph required. Please USE headings as outlined in the grading criteria.
Pay close attention to typing, spelling, and grammatical errors. Have a friend check over your paper to
help you correct errors. Tips:
a. This author recommends a nurse can use “I” when writing a professional paper.
b. A nurse ought never to use the word “you” in a professional paper.
c. Spell-check does knot no thee difference when they’re our words with the same sound that are spelled differently: watch out for “not/knot,” their/they’re/there,” “our/are/hour,” etc.
d. Y’all betcha boots ya need to avoid slang or conversational terms. T
e. PLEASE complete the paper early and PLEASE proofread your final copy at least five times! Historically, students tend to lose points most frequently for preventable errors.
Grading: Refer to Grading rubric located below: items to be addressed within this paper include the following topics:
Address all of the items below
Description of both types of Diabetes as explained to patients by nursing staff (so they will understand limit 100 words per type I and type II).
Describe the role of the RN in diabetic education (supported with nursing journal (no online webpage) Prevention
What prevention strategies should be taught to the patient to reduce the risk of type II Diabetes?
What are the key points which should be described to patients in teaching them about self-monitoring of glucose for day to day living, during illness and during activity (support with nursing journal)
Describe the different insulins include all insulins listed in Table 49-3 of your course text, discuss whether available by pen or vial, how to be stored and administered, onset, peak, duration, and recommended treatment regimen. Finally discuss the problems associated with insulin therapy which include hypoglycemia, allergic reactions, lipodystrophy, and the Somogyi effect and Dawn Phenomenon (when should glucose levels be checked).
Oral agents discuss one drug from each of the following categories Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 (DPP-4) Inhibitors , Thiazolidinediones, α-Glucosidase Inhibitors, Meglitinides, Sulfonylureas, and Biguanide, discuss its mechanism of action, which type of DM it is commonly used to treat and side effects. Complications
Acute complications, discuss the acute complications of hypoglycemia, DKA, and HHS, what are manifestations, what are the causes, interventions for each.
What are the Macro & Micro Vascular complications that can happen to Diabetics, what are the screening options to prevent these from occurring?
What role does diet, activity and exercise play in the management of diabetes?
How does alcohol consumption affect the diabetic patient?
What ways can nurses teach diabetic patients to manage their stress?