Learning for life: Diabetes

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Learning for life: DiabetesOn 1 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today LifeLong Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are the processesby which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice. Thereare many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses, study daysand workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection. Readingarticles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-date with whatis going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifying what youhave learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you toidentify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will also helpyou to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understand andwhat you need to explore further. 1Diabetes is the leading cause of:a)Cancerb) Deafnessc) Liver diseased) Heart disease2How many people in the UK are known diabetics?a)1.4 thousandb) 1.5 thousandc) 1.4 milliond) 1.5 million3What number of characteristics indicates a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes?a)One or moreb) Two or morec) Three or mored) Four or more4The Diabetes Control and Complications trial showed vascular complications arereduced in people who receivea)Three or more insulin injections per day plus diet and exercise counsellingb) Tablets plus diet and exercise counsellingc) Three or more insulin injections per day and a high fibre dietd) Less than three insulin injections per day plus diet and exercisecounselling5The symptoms of diabetes include:a)Weight loss, lethargy, headachesb) Weight loss, thirst and headachesc) Lethargy, thirst and headachesd) Weight loss, lethargy and thirst6According to the case study which side effect of diabetes does Christopher nowsuffer from?a)Glaucomab) Peripheral neuropathyc) Presbycusisd) Diabetic retinopathy7According to the UK Prospective Diabetes study which factors were significantin reducing life-threatening complications?a)Healthy diet and frequent exerciseb) Regular blood and urine testsc) Regular blood tests and health checkd) Lowering blood pressure and glucose levels8A hypoglycaemic attach occurs when there is:a)Too much sugar in the bloodb) Too little sugar in the bloodc) Too much insulin in the bloodd) Too little insulin in the blood9The symptoms of a hypoglycaemic attack are often confused with:a)A drug overdoseb) Epilepsyc) Drunkennessd) Psychosis10Which type of diabetes is more severe?a)Type 1b) Type 2c) Insulin dependentd) Both are equally as seriousFeedback1a;2c; 3b Look at Box 1 for the list of characteristics; 4a; 5d Theseare just three of the possible symptoms listed in the text; 6b There isoften a gap of seven years between onset and diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes –during this time peripheral neuropathy develops – early diagnosis can help toprevent this; 7d A well-balanced diet and exercise are important foreverybody’s health, not least the diabetic; 8b A hypoglycaemic attackoccurs when insulin has been injected and insufficient sugar or carbohydratefood has been eaten; 9c The public may confuse the symptoms of a hypowith any of the answers, but drunkenness is the most common; 10d If youhave access to the Net explore www.diabetes.org.uk or contact the BritishDiabetic Association for details on living with diabeteslast_img read more