Using at least 4 current (within the past 5 years), relevant, peer-reviewed resources, create a literature review that does the following:
- Describes the project's topic, resources reviewed, and conclusions of each article.
- Summarizes the principal findings of the research and their relevance to the project's proposed outcomes.
Instructor: Profession Laura Dulski
University affiliation: Rasmussen College
Class Name: Role, Scope, Quality, and leadership.
Date: January 20, 2024
Diabetes is becoming steadily more popular, and it is a crucial concern for public
health. Given this critical fact regarding the impact that diabetes has on individual health and
the overall community, this proposal would like to describe an all-encompassing Diabetes
Management Program for catering to the needs of our audience. This would be achieved by
offering high-quality education, support, an.d resources for those people with diabetes to
improve health outcomes (Calo e al., 2020) It will primarily focus on empowering the
community to manage diabetes effectively so that it helps them have better health and
Diabetes education, management, and patient’s outcome
This project is to establish a sustainable and community-based Diabetes
Management, education and patient’s outcome program that addresses the specific
requirements of individuals affected by diabetes. The program will involve educational
activities, support services, and access to resources about enhancing self-management skills,
preventing complications, and improving overall health.
The first group of people who will benefit from this Diabetes Management
Program are the members of our community who have been diagnosed with diabetes. This
refers to various sectors of the population ranging from different age categories, social
classes, and cultural backgrounds. By considering the needs of a diverse group, this program
aims to have an inclusive and affordable way of managing diabetes.
Assessment of Needs
During a community health needs assessment, it becomes evident that there has been an
alarming spiral of diabetes prevalence. Statistically, there has been a marked increase in
individuals diagnosed with diabetes, implying an urgent need for specific measures to control
and reduce the impact of this disease.
Limited Access to Diabetes Education
Many community members cannot access complete diabetes education programs. Self-care is
only effective if you understand the nature of diabetes, its management, and ways to change
your lifestyle. However, the existing resources are inadequate to cover this gap; that is where
our proposed program will come.
Healthcare access and outcomes disparities are common in our community. Some
demographics may encounter challenges in receiving proper diabetes care, leading to
increased complications forcing them to address these disparities and achieve equitable
health outcomes for everyone (Hill-Briggs et al., 2021).
Need for Behavioral Support
There is more to diabetes management than just the medical interventions required; it also
involves significant behavioral changes. Many people, though, find themselves struggling to
acquire and maintain healthy behaviors. A tailored program can give the needed behavioral
assistance to support significant lifestyle improvement.
It is vital to empower the community to participate actively in diabetes management. Thus,
the program aims to develop a sense of belonging and responsibility to establish a
community-oriented approach towards medicine that goes beyond the individual level,
reaching further into many lives connected, forming one big supportive community.
The anticipated response to the Diabetes Management Program is multifaceted.
Education and patient outcomes
The program aims to impart thorough knowledge to individuals with diabetes about the
condition, how it can be managed, and preventive measures. We anticipate improved
awareness and knowledge levels within the community, aiming to inform decision-making
on healthy nutrition.
Improved Self-Management Skills
The program aims to improve self-management skills among individuals with diabetes
through targeted education and support (Magwood et al., 2020). These include enhanced
medication compliance, food choices, and regular tracking of blood glucose levels, resulting
in better health states.
Community Engagement and Support
A successful program will embody a sense of community engagement and support. Support
groups, peer mentoring, and community events will help individuals who have diabetes to
feel more connected and supported as they do so. It provides a boost to their mental and
Reduction in Health Disparities
One of the key goals is to address disparities in healthcare access and outcomes. The program
aims to reduce health disparities by delivering customized interventions while ensuring that
every member of a community has equal opportunities and support related to resources.
Long-Term Health Impact
Finally, the anticipated reaction should have a positive long-term effect on diabetics’ health.
The program is aimed at promoting sustainable behavior change along with effective
management strategies that will not only reduce complications and hospitalizations related to
diabetes but also lower the overall cost of healthcare associated with this condition.
Calo, W. A., Murray, A., Francis, E., Bermudez, M., & Kraschnewski, J. (2020). Peer
reviewed: Reaching the Hispanic community about COVID-19 through existing
chronic disease prevention programs. Preventing Chronic Disease, 17.
Hill-Briggs, F., Adler, N. E., Berkowitz, S. A., Chin, M. H., Gary-Webb, T. L., Navas-Acien,
A., … & Haire-Joshu, D. (2021). Social determinants of health and diabetes: a
scientific review. Diabetes care, 44(1), 258.
Magwood, G. S., Nichols, M., Jenkins, C., Logan, A., Qanungo, S., Zigbuo-Wenzler, E., &
Ellis Jr, C. (2020). Community-based interventions for stroke provided by nurses and
community health workers: A review of the literature. Journal of Neuroscience
Nursing, 52(4), 152-159.