Introduces students to diabetes management strategies including: different technologies to monitor blood glucose levels; glucose-lowering medicines and injection technique; nutrition therapy; physical activity guidelines; and approaches to psychosocial assessment. Comprehensive person-centred assessment and care planning methods are explored. The interdisciplinary nature of diabetes education and management is examined.
- Introduction to managing diabetes as a chronic condition
- Nutrition therapy
- Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose
- Diabetes medications management
- Psychosocial issues in diabetes
The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 1 (Clinical Practice), 3 (Research and Quality Improvement) and 5 (Leadership and Advocacy) of the National Competency Standards for Credentialled Diabetes Educators.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||examine the process of self-monitoring of blood glucose and interpret results|
|2||compare and contrast glucose lowering medications used in diabetes management|
|3||apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes|
|4||discuss the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management and the role of the multidisciplinary healthcare team|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- examine the process of self-monitoring of blood glucose and interpret results
- compare and contrast glucose lowering medications used in diabetes management
- apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes
- discuss the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management and the role of the multidisciplinary healthcare team
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