Diabetes Mellitus in a nutshell

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this teaching lesson the learner will be able to

  • Explain what Diabetes Mellitus is and provide three actions that reduce their chance of complications (i.e. check blood sugar level routinely, practice good foot care, manage diet, state exercise the enjoy, etc
  • Distinguish and categorize signs and symptoms of hypo and hyperglycemia
  • Identify two appropriate injection sites
  • Perform self insulin injections and draw up the correct insulin dose after the educator has provided demonstration
  • Explain how to perform good foot care and prevent skin complications
  • Identify two major complications associated with Diabetes
  • Discuss and rationalize need for adequate support system, compliance with medications and follow up appointments