Diabetes Self-Management: Exercise and Nutrition
The Diabetes Association reports that it has been “â€¦well documented that the average person who goes through a diabetes educational program reduces A1C levels by 1 and a half percentage points.” (2011) In fact, the average individual who goes through the program is able to reduce their A1C levels “by 2 points.” (Diabetes Association, 2011)
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the effectiveness of the Diabetes Self-Management for the individual with a focus on exercise and nutrition.
The research study proposed herein has as its primary objective and aim to conduct a research study on a sampling of individuals with diabetes in order to examine the effectiveness of the Diabetes Self-Management initiative with a focus on exercise and nutrition.
The proposed methodology for the research study proposed is one of a qualitative nature that will firstly conduct a review of literature on this area of study and that will secondly conduct interviews among patients with diabetes following an educational course on self-management of diabetes through focusing on nutrition and exercise.
Initial Review of Literature
The Diabetes Association Self-Management Education Program involves three steps as follows:
(1) Step one is a one-hour visit with the nurse or dietician diabetes educator. This visit involves the conduction of a full assessment of the patients’ needs and begins the educational process.
(2) Step two is a full day class and described as a “comprehensive seven-hour course covering the basics of diabetes care and the prevention of complications. ” (Diabetes Management Association, 2011) Included are general nutrition guidelines, carbohydrate counting, label reading, and tips for dining out.
(3) The third step is a second one-hour visit with the registered dietician who assists in helping the individual make adjustments to their individualized meal plan. (Diabetes Management Association, 2011)
The work of Christensen, Steiner, and Whalen (2000 ) entitled “Contribution of Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self-Management Education to Control Diabetes Control as Assessed by Hemoglobin A1c” reports that diabetes “is characterized by insulin insufficiency, lack of insulin production, and/or resistance to insulin. Lack of glycemic control leads to hyperglycemia and is associated with a variety of serious complications, including retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease.”
Affecting diabetes self-management are factors of “personal motivation, social support, continuity of care, and understanding of meals.” (Christensen, Steiner, and Whalen, 2000) Also affecting self-management of diabetes are factors such as “a busy schedule and holidays.” (Christensen, Steiner, and Whalen, 2000) Findings reported by Christensen, Steiner and Whalen (2000 ) in a diabetes self-management study include the fact that “registered dieticians contribute to improvement in diabetes.”
The stated requirements in self-management of diabetes include such as identification of goals. This specifically refers to what needs to be done to effectively self-manage diabetes including changes in diet, changes in exercise habits and other factors including smoking and drinking cessation. Nutrition and weight loss are of utmost importance in self-management of diabetes. (Arbuckle, 2010 ) Lifestyle changes are reported by Arbuckle (2010) to be the “most difficult diabetes self-management goals because “Many people can learn to eat healthy and add in activity, but their lifestyle sets them up for relapses into bad habits.” (Arbuckle, 2010)
It is reported that Medicare does cover the patient services for Diabetes Self-Management Training to include 10 hours of initial training plus an additional 2 hours of follow-up training. Stated as a requirement for Medicaid coverage to be payable on this training is that the training be inclusive of “blood glucose management, nutrition, physical activity, and preventing and treating complications of diabetes.
Summary of Findings
The initial and brief review of literature in this proposal for research indicates that self-management of Diabetes is possible in its effectiveness if the individual receives proper education in this area. Diabetes self-management educational and training is covered under Medicaid and includes 12 hours of training along with management of blood glucose, nutrition, physical activities, and the prevention and treatment of diabetes complications.
This study concludes that self-management of diabetes is an effective method of diabetes management and is one of the nature that needs to be researched in order to gauge its actual effectiveness.
Arbuckle, K.A. (2010) Setting Goals for Diabetes Self-Management. Bright Hub. 18 Oct 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.brighthub.com/health/diabetes/articles/91661.aspx
Christensen, Nedra K., Steiner, Julianne, and Whalen, Jack (2000) Contribution of Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self-Management Education to Diabetes Control as Assessed by Hemoglobin A1c. Diabetes Spectrum Vol.13, No.2, 2000. Retrieved from: http://journal.diabetes.org/diabetesspectrum/00v13n2/pg72.htm
Diabetes Self-Management Education Program (2011) Diabetes Society. Retrieved from: http://www.diabetessociety.org/education/3-step
Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Self-Management Training and Medical Nutrition Therapy. Retrieved from: http://www.sdhdidaho.org/hpro/pdf/coverage_self_mgmnt.pdf
Get Professional Assignment Help Cheaply
Are you busy and do not have time to handle your assignment? Are you scared that your paper will not make the grade? Do you have responsibilities that may hinder you from turning in your assignment on time? Are you tired and can barely handle your assignment? Are your grades inconsistent?
Whichever your reason is, it is valid! You can get professional academic help from our service at affordable rates. We have a team of professional academic writers who can handle all your assignments.
Why Choose Our Academic Writing Service?
- Plagiarism free papers
- Timely delivery
- Any deadline
- Skilled, Experienced Native English Writers
- Subject-relevant academic writer
- Adherence to paper instructions
- Ability to tackle bulk assignments
- Reasonable prices
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Get superb grades consistently
Online Academic Help With Different Subjects
Students barely have time to read. We got you! Have your literature essay or book review written without having the hassle of reading the book. You can get your literature paper custom-written for you by our literature specialists.
Do you struggle with finance? No need to torture yourself if finance is not your cup of tea. You can order your finance paper from our academic writing service and get 100% original work from competent finance experts.
While psychology may be an interesting subject, you may lack sufficient time to handle your assignments. Don’t despair; by using our academic writing service, you can be assured of perfect grades. Moreover, your grades will be consistent.
Engineering is quite a demanding subject. Students face a lot of pressure and barely have enough time to do what they love to do. Our academic writing service got you covered! Our engineering specialists follow the paper instructions and ensure timely delivery of the paper.
In the nursing course, you may have difficulties with literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, critical essays, and other assignments. Our nursing assignment writers will offer you professional nursing paper help at low prices.
Truth be told, sociology papers can be quite exhausting. Our academic writing service relieves you of fatigue, pressure, and stress. You can relax and have peace of mind as our academic writers handle your sociology assignment.
We take pride in having some of the best business writers in the industry. Our business writers have a lot of experience in the field. They are reliable, and you can be assured of a high-grade paper. They are able to handle business papers of any subject, length, deadline, and difficulty!
We boast of having some of the most experienced statistics experts in the industry. Our statistics experts have diverse skills, expertise, and knowledge to handle any kind of assignment. They have access to all kinds of software to get your assignment done.
Writing a law essay may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle, especially when you need to know the peculiarities of the legislative framework. Take advantage of our top-notch law specialists and get superb grades and 100% satisfaction.
What discipline/subjects do you deal in?
We have highlighted some of the most popular subjects we handle above. Those are just a tip of the iceberg. We deal in all academic disciplines since our writers are as diverse. They have been drawn from across all disciplines, and orders are assigned to those writers believed to be the best in the field. In a nutshell, there is no task we cannot handle; all you need to do is place your order with us. As long as your instructions are clear, just trust we shall deliver irrespective of the discipline.
Are your writers competent enough to handle my paper?
Our essay writers are graduates with bachelor's, masters, Ph.D., and doctorate degrees in various subjects. The minimum requirement to be an essay writer with our essay writing service is to have a college degree. All our academic writers have a minimum of two years of academic writing. We have a stringent recruitment process to ensure that we get only the most competent essay writers in the industry. We also ensure that the writers are handsomely compensated for their value. The majority of our writers are native English speakers. As such, the fluency of language and grammar is impeccable.
What if I don’t like the paper?
There is a very low likelihood that you won’t like the paper.
- When assigning your order, we match the paper’s discipline with the writer’s field/specialization. Since all our writers are graduates, we match the paper’s subject with the field the writer studied. For instance, if it’s a nursing paper, only a nursing graduate and writer will handle it. Furthermore, all our writers have academic writing experience and top-notch research skills.
- We have a quality assurance that reviews the paper before it gets to you. As such, we ensure that you get a paper that meets the required standard and will most definitely make the grade.
In the event that you don’t like your paper:
- The writer will revise the paper up to your pleasing. You have unlimited revisions. You simply need to highlight what specifically you don’t like about the paper, and the writer will make the amendments. The paper will be revised until you are satisfied. Revisions are free of charge
- We will have a different writer write the paper from scratch.
- Last resort, if the above does not work, we will refund your money.
Will the professor find out I didn’t write the paper myself?
Not at all. All papers are written from scratch. There is no way your tutor or instructor will realize that you did not write the paper yourself. In fact, we recommend using our assignment help services for consistent results.
What if the paper is plagiarized?
We check all papers for plagiarism before we submit them. We use powerful plagiarism checking software such as SafeAssign, LopesWrite, and Turnitin. We also upload the plagiarism report so that you can review it. We understand that plagiarism is academic suicide. We would not take the risk of submitting plagiarized work and jeopardize your academic journey. Furthermore, we do not sell or use prewritten papers, and each paper is written from scratch.
When will I get my paper?
You determine when you get the paper by setting the deadline when placing the order. All papers are delivered within the deadline. We are well aware that we operate in a time-sensitive industry. As such, we have laid out strategies to ensure that the client receives the paper on time and they never miss the deadline. We understand that papers that are submitted late have some points deducted. We do not want you to miss any points due to late submission. We work on beating deadlines by huge margins in order to ensure that you have ample time to review the paper before you submit it.
Will anyone find out that I used your services?
We have a privacy and confidentiality policy that guides our work. We NEVER share any customer information with third parties. Noone will ever know that you used our assignment help services. It’s only between you and us. We are bound by our policies to protect the customer’s identity and information. All your information, such as your names, phone number, email, order information, and so on, are protected. We have robust security systems that ensure that your data is protected. Hacking our systems is close to impossible, and it has never happened.
How our Assignment Help Service Works
1. Place an order
You fill all the paper instructions in the order form. Make sure you include all the helpful materials so that our academic writers can deliver the perfect paper. It will also help to eliminate unnecessary revisions.
2. Pay for the order
Proceed to pay for the paper so that it can be assigned to one of our expert academic writers. The paper subject is matched with the writer’s area of specialization.
3. Track the progress
You communicate with the writer and know about the progress of the paper. The client can ask the writer for drafts of the paper. The client can upload extra material and include additional instructions from the lecturer. Receive a paper.
4. Download the paper
The paper is sent to your email and uploaded to your personal account. You also get a plagiarism report attached to your paper.
PLACE THIS ORDER OR A SIMILAR ORDER WITH US TODAY AND GET A PERFECT SCORE!!!