By the end of this WebQuest the student will be able to:
- Apply information on Type 2 Diabetes from the internet to a teaching plan.
- Write at least 2 learning objectives for the patient who has Type 2 Diabetes.
- Develop and implement a portion of a teaching plan for Type 2 Diabetes.
- Create a method to evaluate patient learning.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Previously called Adult-Onset Diabetes, Type 2 DM is now seen in children and adolescents. Because this is a chronic disease, patients with Type 2 Diabetes need to know how to care for themselves and manage their disease process. Therefore you will be divided into 3 groups and each group is to design a teaching plan for Mr. Sweet, a 48-year-old obese man who was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Mr Sweet's doctor prescribed Metformin 500 mg po BID, glyburide 2.5 mg po daily and sliding scale insulin prn before meals and at bedtime.
Each group will present a different aspect of the plan.
The teaching plan of group 1 will include:
- The pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes
- The signs and symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
The teaching plan of group 2 will include:
- The usual treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, including self-monitoring of blood glucose, medication and diet
The teaching plan of group 3 will include:
- Acute and chronic complications
- Foot Care
- When to seek medical assistance
You will present this teaching plan in class using Power Point, overhead transparencies or a poster presentation. Remember that you are teaching a non-medical person, so the presentation must be in "lay" terms.