Know the treatment and management options for individuals with diabetes.
Learning Outcome 3: Indicative Content
Treatment and support available may include:
a) nutritional - healthy, balanced diet; regular meal times; reduce saturated fats and salt; portion sizes; control amount of sugar eaten; keep hydrated
b) medication - dependent on individual needs, different types of medication e.g. biguanide; insulin, islet transplants
c) exercise - controls weight, helps fight infection, can lower blood glucose levels, strengthens bones, improves sleep
Importance of self-care may include:
- maintaining independence, reduce risk of dependence
- reduced risk of complications
Tests to monitor diabetes may include:
a) annual tests - blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and diet, smoking habits, review of exercise taken, kidneys, eyes, feet
b) daily - blood glucose levels, blood glucose targets, urine testing
Outline the treatments and other support available for individuals with diabetes
Describe the importance of self-care for the individual with diabetes.
Give examples of tests used to monitor diabetes to include
a) annual tests
b) daily (or more frequent) tests.