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Capstone Project Name of Student Name of University PICOT Question: For children with Type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Onset Diabetes) or Insulin Dependent Diabetes Milletus (IDDM), will self-management education intervention through glycemic control or clinical-based therapies provide a sustainable and effective management of this disease such that it can minimize symptoms, prevent short and long-term health problems and allow children/adolescents to enjoy a normal physical, mental, emotional and social aspects of development until they reach adulthood?
The theory or concept of self-management of Type 1 Diabetes or Juvenile Onset Diabetes that are found in both children and adolescents states that process, activities and goals are its three essential attributes (Schilling et al., 2002). In another way, Hughes (2010) describes these attributes as knowledge/education, relationship/partnership, self-monitoring/self-care and one umbrella attribute, the action-directed skills. This equates to an active and proactive process being conducted on a daily basis, on a lifelong duration and involvement of shifting and shared responsibility of diabetes care tasks, and decision-making between the child and parent (Schilling et al., 2002). This self-management theory incorporates all survival strategies for a patient with Type 1 Diabetes so that he is able to manage the disease and yet look forward to years of growth and productivity in his later life. This is exactly my proposed solution to the disease, recognizing its no-cure properties and its presence in the body system of the child until his entire lifetime. ...
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