Koren, Mary E.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Nursing and Health Studies
The incidence of diabetes mellitus in younger populations is a serious concern. According to the American Diabetes Association (2016), approximately 208,000 Americans 20 years old or younger have been diagnosed with diabetes. Therefore, nursing interventions for the family and patient diagnosed with type I diabetes mellitus is critical. The main focus of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions such as education and therapeutic communication for the family and patient diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Since type I diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease, it is important for family members and the patient affected learn about diabetic care, and feel supported through the process of adjusting to the initial diagnosis, and the reorganization of their lives. Evaluating the effectiveness of nursing interventions in this situation can reveal insights as to what techniques can be most effective in educating and supporting the affected families and patients.
Einck, Katelyn M., "Nursing Interventions that support Families affected by Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus" (2016). Honors Capstones. 841.
Northern Illinois University
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