Nursing: Diabetes Mellitus: A Life-Changing Disease

27.95
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About this Course

Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages in the United States had diabetes in 2015; this figure includes 30.2 million adults 18 years of age and older. However, 7.2 million of these people were not aware of or did not report having the disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018a). According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2017), the number of people with diabetes throughout the world has increased from 108 million people in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Clearly, diabetes is a significant health problem in the United States and throughout the world. It is imperative that the health care community take aggressive steps to reduce the number of Americans who have the disease as well as providing more effective treatment so that persons with diabetes can enjoy their maximum quality of life. This education program presents information on both the impact of the disease and how to provide effective nursing care to those affected.


Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this education program is to increase the nurse’s ability to provide care for patients with diabetes mellitus. In addition to learning about the impact of diabetes, its incidence, and its prevalence, the learner will be able to differentiate among the various types of diabetes, discuss its pathophysiology, and describe the diagnostic process and treatments.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the financial and societal impact of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the pancreas.
  • Differentiate among the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the pathologies of the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the screening guidelines for diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify risk factors for the development of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the presenting clinical manifestations of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the process of diagnosing diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe strategies for the management of diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify the potential complications of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe nursing interventions when caring for persons with diabetes mellitus.

About the Author

Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and published health care education author. She is the owner of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business devoted to helping nurses maintain competency and enhance their professional growth and development. Dr. Avillion earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS from Penn State University, along with a BSN from Bloomsburg University. She has served in various nursing roles over her career in both leadership roles and as a bedside clinical nurse. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development.
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Diabetes Mellitus: A Life-Changing Disease - N20089

27.95
About this Course

Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages in the United States had diabetes in 2015; this figure includes 30.2 million adults 18 years of age and older. However, 7.2 million of these people were not aware of or did not report having the disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018a). According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2017), the number of people with diabetes throughout the world has increased from 108 million people in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Clearly, diabetes is a significant health problem in the United States and throughout the world. It is imperative that the health care community take aggressive steps to reduce the number of Americans who have the disease as well as providing more effective treatment so that persons with diabetes can enjoy their maximum quality of life. This education program presents information on both the impact of the disease and how to provide effective nursing care to those affected.


Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this education program is to increase the nurse’s ability to provide care for patients with diabetes mellitus. In addition to learning about the impact of diabetes, its incidence, and its prevalence, the learner will be able to differentiate among the various types of diabetes, discuss its pathophysiology, and describe the diagnostic process and treatments.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the financial and societal impact of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of the pancreas.
  • Differentiate among the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the pathologies of the different types of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the screening guidelines for diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify risk factors for the development of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the presenting clinical manifestations of diabetes mellitus.
  • Explain the process of diagnosing diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe strategies for the management of diabetes mellitus.
  • Identify the potential complications of diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe nursing interventions when caring for persons with diabetes mellitus.

About the Author

Adrianne Avillion, DEd, RN

Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and published health care education author. She is the owner of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business devoted to helping nurses maintain competency and enhance their professional growth and development. Dr. Avillion earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS from Penn State University, along with a BSN from Bloomsburg University. She has served in various nursing roles over her career in both leadership roles and as a bedside clinical nurse. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development.