Nurses' Guide to Teaching Diabetes Self-Management, Second Edition

Author: Rita Girouard Mertig, MS, RNC, CNS, DE
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Date Published: 2012
Pages: 262 plus glossary and index
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2018



This is a well-written and practical approach to the daunting task of teaching diabetes patients to care for themselves. Written by a respected diabetes educator who has suffered with diabetes for 25 years, the guide provides the clinical and personal expertise that will help nurses and other health professionals to successfully teach diabetes self-management and compliance to adults, children, adolescents, and parents.

The book contains information ranging from a thorough overview of diabetes and the physical and emotional toll of living with the disease to a number of teaching and motivating strategies that health care professionals can use to create individualized approaches to teaching self-management skills. The guide provides information on drug therapies, nutrition management, exercise, chronic complications, glycemic control, diabetes in adolescents, and adults, diabetes in adults with special needs or mental illness, and diabetes noncompliance. Addressing the most important and current topics necessary for successful self-regulation and maintenance of diabetes, this desk reference provides a quick guide and instructional tool for nurses and other health professionals who interact with diabetics.

This edition provides:

  • Clinical guidance and expertise to successfully teach diabetes self-management to adults, adolescents, and children
  • The clinical expertise of a leading diabetes educator and the personal wisdom of an author who has suffered with diabetes for 25 years
  • A new chapter on chronic complications that describes a multitude of helpful new treatments
  • An expanded section on nutrition and exercise
  • A chapter on noncompliance, including why this occurs and how to prevent it

Table of Contents

The Diabetes Conundrum, Part I: Diabetes: The Basics; Treatment: Medical Nutrition Management; Treatment: Physical Activity; Treatment: Medication; Glycemic Control: Chronic Complications

Diabetes Self-Management, Part II: The Healthcare Professional as Teacher; Teaching and Motivating Families with Young Children; Teaching and Motivating Adolescents and their Parents; Teaching and Motivating Adults; Teaching and Motivating Clients with Psychiatric/Mental Health Issues; Client Noncompliance

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