Diseases require the attention of professionals to warrant that patients receive appropriate treatment. Close attention is intricate for the treatment of diseases and disorders that call for timely instructions. However, some disorders and diseases permit the continuation of normal living where a patient survives outside a health facility. It is the role of organizations, such as health units, governmental organizations, and other concerned facilities, to establish strategies for assessing these conditions. The success of this attribute in society would mean a positive step to diabetic patients. We can, therefore, recognize the necessity of a program that is trying to create freedom and contentment for patients. For these reasons, I will make a comprehensive evaluation of a program designed to enable the control of a disease in society through diabetes education.
Diabetes education is a strategy that enlightens patients, caregivers, and the general population on the ways of controlling diabetes. How does this education achieve its goals? I can make an evaluation to determine the efficacy of the program. I can access and assess people’s perceptions of this program. I can, then, describe what I know in relation to the program. I, therefore, recommend this design in an evaluation plan of diabetes education. Diabetes is a condition arising due to the inability to produce hormones known as insulin and glucagon. The hormones assist in the regulation of blood sugar levels. It is vital to ensure the survival of diabetes patients by enlightening them about procedures and techniques required to avoid regular treatment. For instance, a doctor provides instruction to the patients to avoid ingestion of sugary food that would otherwise lead to high levels of glucose in the blood. It provides these instructions and enlightens people through facts supported by reasons. In this way, they attain an adequate understanding of the condition and its control measures that enhance their normal lives. The diverse nature of dispersion and popularity of diabetes allows this to qualify for this evaluation. Diabetes requires a patient to reduce treatments and frequent hospital attendance through studies. If the effects of failure to control diabetes are not assessed and evaluated, we cannot appreciate the purpose of this program. Also, diabetes poses a significant challenge due to the complications it causes in the human population. Assessing the strategies established to maintain proper health is fundamental to appreciate its efficacy and targeted achievements.
Diabetes education program warrants the provision of effective facilities to professionals and centers of instruction (Diabetes Education Program, 2010). It enhances the establishment and development of self-management when controlling diabetes throughout the world. The program aims to attain standard control measures for diabetes. For instance, it aims at reducing the rate of arising diabetes cases and minimizing the complication resulting from diabetes conditions. It has specialized with its objectives that converge to enhance the attainment of the goal. The program initiates ways of creating diabetes awareness and groupings to facilitate education. For instance, diabetes patients can form groups to provide community awareness where they emphasize knowing one’s diabetes status. This could prevent advances in people who might develop diabetes in the future. It, further, continues to educate and provide diabetic educators to ensure future controls strategies by learned people. The following are other objectives of this program.
- To ensure that a maximum population of patients is reached and attended in accordance to its diabetes condition
- To enhance self-management for people living with diabetes
- To minimize death rates that relate to diabetic complications
- To circumvent the initiation of new diabetic cases
- To allow for advanced treatment strategies and caring centers
- To initiate and establish awareness of diabetes in society.
- To enlighten people about diabetes
The strategies of action in this program base their functionality on the population. We will decide to consider patients, the general population, the caregivers, and the professionals at different instances. Also, the disorders affecting patients have distinctions and call for different instructional measures. Therefore, we will consider grouping patients into further subdivisions that could enable clear and concise instructions. For instance, patient with the obsolete secretion of insulin must receive supplementation that is different from others who fails to meet full dose secretions of the hormones. The steps involved in this program will, therefore, involve categorizing individuals into groups they fit and their ultimate destiny in education. Since this education must be strategized in a continuous manner, the basis of its continuity is considered and budgeted in the initial phases of program establishment. Using this rationale in the establishment of an effective diabetes education program, we can make the control of diabetes easier than it is presented today. I, therefore, recommend that such strategies be stationed to enable the success of the present programs such as the West Toronto diabetic education program (West Toronto Diabetes Education Program, 2011).
The program initiation, maintenance, and development require funding to facilitate its continuation. We must, therefore, consider including other people and organizations to counter this part. For instance, we could sell shares to governmental organizations since we have the aim of targeting citizens of a country. Also, health facilities could be incorporated to reduce the turnover of diabetes patients in their hospitals. Assuming that education will lead to self-treatment, we would expect fewer people with complications than the initial number. The other stakeholders who could be incorporated into this program are diabetes patients and other people interested in funding the program. Apart from funding, stakeholders could include educational facilitators enhanced by educators, treatment, and checkups performed by doctors and other professionals. Others may take the role of providing care to patients. In general, the program requires a diverse nature of the operation that calls for a consequent diversity of stakeholders. When these roles and facilitation are enacted appropriately, the program will rise and implement its mechanisms of action. Otherwise, it will create strategies of acting that can maintain the program’s functionality. In these ways, the system will run effectively and achieve its goals.
The program requires adequate information and research to determine the appropriate strategies of action. The most available sources of such information and data for evaluation are the health facilities. We can decide to collect data and information from where diabetes patients are found. To collect data required in research, we can use questionnaires and perform interviews with patients with an aim of revealing what people like or want. For instance, we could interview patients and caregivers when evaluating the fear that people have towards diabetic patients. This could establish a mechanism of encouraging people to study diabetes under this forum. It would lead to fundamental knowledge of the disorder and the appropriate control mechanisms.
In conclusion, the introduction, the establishment, and the development of this program assists people to appreciate normal lives. When living normal lives, people are able to cater for their needs and those of their loved ones. We will have incorporated most people and organizations for effective control of the program. It is, therefore, crucial to initiate such a program and assess its efficacy in the real world.
Diabetes Education Program (2010). California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco Hospital Sutter Health Network. Web.
West Toronto Diabetes Education Program (2011). LAMP Community Health Centre. Web.