Prevention of diabetes and early detection of prediabetes

Lilly, Karen M. (2014) Prevention of diabetes and early detection of prediabetes. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background: Prediabetes is a state of elevated blood glucose that is typically found prior to a diagnosis of diabetes. Diabetes is a serious health condition that can lead to many health problems and even death. Prediabetes can often be corrected through lifestyle changes; the first step in making these lifestyle changes is to be aware of the risks. Purpose: 1) To develop resources that will increase awareness in the general population regarding prediabetes, 2) to provide information to those who are newly diagnosed with the condition, and 3) to support those who care for individuals with prediabetes. Methods: Three methods were used; a literature review was conducted to identify best practices for prediabetes care. Experts and key stakeholders were consulted, and an environmental scan was completed to determine what was known about prediabetes and resources available. In addition, suggestions for: educating the public, supporting healthcare providers who care for individuals with prediabetes, and resource development were gathered. Resources in the form of two pamphlets, one PowerPoint presentation, and a local resource list were developed based on the methods used. Conclusion: The two pamphlets and PowerPoint summarized key information regarding the condition of prediabetes and how to manage the condition. The resource list provides local contact information for services or facilities that can assist with lifestyle changes needed to manage prediabetes. The pamphlets and resource list will be available throughout Green Bay while the PowerPoint will be displayed in waiting rooms throughout the health region. All tools can increase awareness of prediabetes and has the potential to prevent diabetes.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8332
Item ID: 8332
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-62). -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Department(s): Nursing, School of
Date: October 2014
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Prediabetic state--Diagnosis; Prediabetic state--Prevention; Diabetics--Services for; Diabetics--Care
Medical Subject Heading: Prediabetic State--diagnosis; Prediabetic State--prevention & control; Diabetes Mellitus; Health Services

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