Title

Controlling Diabetes and Taking Control Back

Abstract

The following research is focused on diabetes, to help those who are living with it every day and for the caretakers, so that together with a medical team the best plan of care and treatment can be provided. Each person on the healthcare team needs to understand what diabetes is, how it affects the body, signs and symptoms, diet, lab tests, medications, and when an appropriate blood glucose level is reached to maintain that level. When looking at lab tests, the diabetic and caregiver should understand why the labs need to be done and what the results indicate, what an American Diabetes Association diet means, calories that can be consumed daily, and the foods that are healthy to eat. If the diabetes is not controlled by diet, they should know the action of their medications and how to properly use them. After a diabetic and their caregiver understand all of these elements, they will be better prepared to live a more normal life while the blood glucose is kept under control. The above-mentioned points will be addressed along with the advancements that have been made in the treatment of diabetes.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Jessica Naber

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Human Services

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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