ERIC Number: ED202513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Health Instruction Packages: Consumer--Diabetes.
Cross, Barbara J.; And Others
Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in this set of seven learning modules designed to instruct diabetes patients in health care practices necessary for the control of their illness. The first module, by Barbara J. Cross, describes materials and procedures used in testing the urine for sugar and acetone. The second module, by Ruth Bockius, discusses the importance of maintaining the sterility of insulin injections and describes the utilization of a syringe. The third module, by Bonnie Johnson, explains how to write daily menus from meal plans prescribed for diabetes patients. The fourth module, by Anne M. Lorentzen, details steps in preparing and injecting an insulin dosage. The fifth module, by Verdell Washington, examines why it is necessary for diabetes patients to take insulin, identifies the types of syringes to be utilized with various insulin solutions, and details the use of a syringe in giving insulin injections. The sixth module, by Ronald H. Wakasa, discusses the various types of insulin available, the proper storage of insulin, the symptoms and prevention of adverse side effects, and the preparation of an insulin dosage. The seventh module, by J. A. Smith, reviews proper diabetic footcare, including methods of washing the feet and inspecting them for special problems. The modules, which take 20 to 30 minutes to complete, provide reinforcement exercises with immediate feedback and post-tests with answer keys. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.