Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Research

AADE promotes research in diabetes self-management education and training (DSME/T) and behavior change to advance evidence-based practices. The Association's research agenda is driven by findings from multi-disciplinary summits and in-depth studies, member input and guidance from the AADE Research Committee. The growing emphasis on research addressing value and effectiveness in health care underscores the need for an infrastructure to foster studies and translate research findings into practice

Research Committee Mission 

The Research Committee supports the mission of AADE to enhance the practice of diabetes self-management education by gathering evidence and translating the best scientific findings to support behavior change to achieve optimal outcomes

 Gestational Diabetes Advanced Course is a self-paced, 4-module online course that focuses on the diagnosis and disease state, nutrition and physical activity, monitoring and medications, and also management throughout pregnancy and beyond. There is an exam at the end of each module, with a mandatory passing rate of 70%. You will have two attempts to pass.

  At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Define Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM),
Describe the postpartum issues for a patient with GDM after delivery
    Outline the nutrition recommendations for GDM,
    Discuss the benefits and risks of physical activity in the management of GDM.State the physical activity recommendations for GDMDescribe the recommendations for use of medication to treat hyperglycemia in GDM
    Describe current literature (and position) for types of medication used in GDM.Describe the benefit of and process for self-monitoring of blood glucose in GDM,describe recommendations for ketone-testing and hemoglobin A1c testing in GDM,discuss additional maternal and fetal monitoring that may be utilized during GDM,Discuss the role of healthy coping, risk reduction and problem solving Outline an obstetric management plan for labor and delivery.

      Diabetes Teaching:

      Teaching Plan
       The patient will be able to describe the diabetic medications that they are on       and how to properly take the medications
      The patient will be able to demonstrate proper skin and foot care.
      The patient will be able to perform self-monitoring of blood glucose using a blood glucose meter as evidenced by demonstration of the technique to the nurse or nurse practitioner.
      The patient will be able to describe the benefits of regular exercise and how regular exercise can improve blood glucose control.

       Teaching Plan would include 6 evening or day classes consisting of 2-3 hour sessions of education and group discussion. The topics and discussions would be as follows.
             General overview of Diabetes (2 hours)
             Blood glucose monitoring and goals of blood glucose monitoring (3 hours)
             Medications and Insulin (2 – 3 hours) Complications from Diabetes (1 hour)
             Skin and Foot Care (0.5 hour)
             Exercise and Diabetes (1.5 hour)
             Diet and Diabetes (2 hours)
             Coping with Diabetes (1 hour)