Asthma and Diabetes Management
DCFS CW Professional
About the course
Our Lady of the Lake
The purpose of this course is to provide stakeholders involved in the care of children who have diabetes or asthma a physiological overview of each condition. Participants will learn why these conditions are considered chronic and how symptoms are managed through consistent treatments. Also explored in this course are potential family, home, and economic issues that can affect treatment compliance and how stakeholders can address such issues to enhance treatment compliance.
1. Describe how glucose and insulin affect individuals with diabetes.
2. Recognize the symptoms of diabetes and acknowledge various diabetes treatments.
3.Explain the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
4. Identify reasons for children and adults to not comply with their diabetes treatment.
5. Indicate the short-term and long-term effects of unmanaged diabetes.
6. Describe the condition of asthma and why it is a chronic medical condition.
7. Recognize the symptoms of asthma in children and adults.
8. Identify “triggers” that can cause asthma attacks in those afflicted with the condition.
9. Explain how asthma is treated and how it can be managed in children and adults.
10. Indicate how to correctly administer asthma medication in children and adults.
11. Differentiate between the 3 Zones of the Asthma Action Plan and when each action should be applied.