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The program aims to improve lifestyle of diabetic patients and learn the various perspectives on the management of diabetes more effectively.
In this regard, the essay aims to proffer my personal reflection on the specific transition activity focusing on diabetic management. In the process, an examination of the learning modules would provide ample information on areas where evidence contradicts reality. As such, the discourse would reveal how the transition activities have contributed towards the honing of personal and professional skills. An assessment of these skills through the transition activity would enable me to gauge specific areas which need to be improved and enhanced. Finally, the reflection would reveal specific scenarios to support the contentions in the essay.
The diabetes management program at Lakeside Medical Center clearly outlined the following learning objectives, to wit: classification of Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin Therapy, Management of Newly Diagnosed, and the Science of Nutrition, among others. I attended four (4) sessions specifically detailed as follows:
The first session was learning about “What is Diabetes (exploring diabetes, lifestyle, etc.). The second session focused on carbohydrates (CARB) awareness including the amount and types of carbohydrates. The third session detailed reading and understanding food labels. Finally, the fourth session discussed possible short term and long term complications of diabetes and understanding medication and health profile.
From the modules, I learned that nursing care for diabetes encompasses a combination of glucose monitoring, specialized diet, regular exercise and proper medications. Since diabetes is considered a chronic illness, patients diagnosed with the disease must be made aware that the responsibility and accountability of daily management of one’s illness is the patient himself. The
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Sickle cell affects red blood cells which contain haemoglobin and according to Anon (2009) about 250,000 people are carriers of sickle cell genes. Sickle cell disease also means that if both parents are carriers, then it is more likely for the children to develop either sickle cell disease or to be a carrier of the disease.
Why do Students with Disabilities Lag behind in Areas of Employment as Compared to their Peers? There are several reasons why students with disabilities face difficulties in employment and often lag behind their peers. Researches were conducted focusing on the background of disable students revealing some facts contributing to this scenario, which are discussed as under.
As a process, it involves various stakeholders, who are expected to stand and play their roles actively and responsibly to manage favorable results. Education assists us to see what has not materialized and start a journey to go for it. We can not achieve what we have not seen and conceived in our dream world.
All students must be prepared for employment once they graduate from high school or colleges and this is one of the major goals of IDEA. The preparation of a student with disability for the eventual postsecondary exposure and life experience is an exclusive process that exists within the contexts of transition training and development.
Transitions are important with regard to the development of society and world. There are number of incidents which can relate to transitional change, mainly post-socialist transition which saw the fall of Great Berlin Wall and its outcome is still in the making.
To make the transition phase to be as less traumatic as possible it is very crucial to have a clear idea about the concept of transition and its issues or concerns in students with severe disabilities. Transition has been defined as "A process that seeks to establish and implement a plan for either employment or additional vocational training for students with disabilities" (Murphy, 1987).
Infact, reflection is a very important tool for development which challenges the practitioner to think in new ways, raise doubts about effective clinical practice and explore various new methods of solving problems encountered in day-to-day practice.
The activity of being introduced to new people and group work proved to be very beneficial and a provided for a learning experience. My partner in the class who was introduced to me was Majed and he is a resident of Saudi
A person in the group can be showing their real emotions by shifting in their seat or making negative faces at what is being spoken. These are different from volume and pitch, which might show excitement by the receiver and