Reflective Journal – Week 11

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I was able to learn about comorbidities and how they affect DM and how DM affects them. I was able to learn about teaching the patient the ABCD’s of DM control. 2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. It’s super important to understand the pathophysiology of DM and the comorbidities that come along with it. To know this in…

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Reflective Journal – Week 7

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I learned about what resources are available to diabetic patients who are uninsured or need financial assistance. I learned that asians are at higher risk for diabetes which I did not know prior. I also learned by regular insulin needs to be drawn up first. 2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. I have new knowledge on the subject…

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Reflective Journal – Week 6

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I learned about the affects that pregnancy has on insulin levels and that insulin will need to be increased in pregnancy and moreso as the pregnancy progresses.  2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. I will be able to remember this if it comes up in practice 3. Your personal feelings about the material covered. I learned a lot…

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Reflective Journal – Week 10

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I was able to review the different times of insulin and their onsets. 2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. Practice safe administration of insulin and being aware which insulins can be given together and the timing.  3. Your personal feelings about the material covered. With information like this when it’s important to know specifics, I really wish there…

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Reflective Journal – Week 9

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I was able to use critical thinking to come to solution on a situation that was handled poorly and could even possibly be considered malpractice. 2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. It was a very possible scenario that was presented which is scary but also important that we are aware of the possibility and consider how we would…

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Reflective Journal – Week 8

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. In my article that I read online I learned more about treatment or lack there-of for children with DM type 2. In my DM newsletter I learned how high A1C can contribute and increase risk of complications following surgery. In the discussion I was enlightened by other group members on aspects of DM that need to be considered in an individual situation as in…

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Reflective Journal – Week 5

Preface – I am submitting this now because my flight leaves tomorrow and I won’t be able to make this submission later in the week. 1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I was able to reflect on DM education and especially thinking about how I would handle a language barrier and be able to ensure understanding.  2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. It made…

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Reflective Journal – Week 4

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I learned about the nutritional recommendations for those with DM and what the nurses role is in supporting the patient with DM trying to adjust eating patterns. 2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. It’s important for us as nurses to use this information to help educate our patients and find ways for them to be able to implement…

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Reflective Journal – Week 3

1. Share what you learned about the topic of Diabetes Education being studied for the week. I was able to review information on diabetic neuropathy and it’s prevalence (50% of diabetics according to our reading). As well as the risk factors that contribute to diabetic neuropathy and the risks that it brings. We also did a case study which allowed me to review insulin resistance vs deficiency. 2. How you will utilize the information learned in your nursing practice. I…

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Reflective Journal – Week 16

1. What did you actually learned from the unit. I learned about risk management 2. Discuss your feelings/experiences from the team activities? Did it change your opinion on the subject? If so, how? If not, why? It was an interesting case study this week. I wish we could’ve had a follow up or found out more about the situation because it makes me curious on how the situation was actually handled, why things went wrong and what legal ramifications there were.…

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