Health Services Advisory Group

Health Services Advisory Group

Combining Diabetes Empowerment Education Program™ (DEEP™) Modules 7 and 8

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify medications available for controlling diabetes, hypertension, lipids in the blood; know their generic name, mode of action, and side effects.
  2. Describe the precautions that must be taken in relation to the use, dosage, and storage
    of medications.
  3. Describe strategies for clear communication with the diabetes team, especially with the doctor and
    the pharmacist.
  4. Use the medical care guidelines.
  5. Recognize stress and its effects.
  6. Recognize the signs of depression associated with diabetes, and depression’s effects on the individual and family.
  7. Differentiate between the symptoms of depression, hypoglycemia, and hyperglycemia.
  8. Establish clear communication with family and friends.
  9. Apply strategies to mobilize family and friends in support of the participant’s self-management.
  10. Reference a patient’s rights to obtain benefits in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  11. Make a Weekly Action Plan.

15–20 Minutes Before Workshop

  1. Have all participants sign in.
  2. Have all participants fill out a post-test (green).

Workshop Activities

  1. Address challenges and feelings related to the use of medicines.
  2. Discuss medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, and lowering cholesterol.
  3. Discuss insulin, injectors, and difficulties with insulin.
  4. Discuss how medications for diabetes work. Help participants recognize what they are taking.
  5. Discuss the healthcare team.
  6. Discuss questions to ask the doctor.
  7. Review the self-care guide.
  8. Discuss what stress is and how to manage it.
  9. Perform the relaxation session.
  10. Read aloud Mr. King’s or Lupe’s story.
  11. Review the depression self-evaluation.
  12. Review depression symptoms vs. hypoglycemia vs. hyperglycemia.
  13. Discuss the treatment of depression.
  14. Review how to involve family and friends to cope with stress.
  15. Review patient’s rights.
  16. Weekly Action Plan: First Steps Towards Control (Perform the last 15 minutes of class.)
  17. Session Evaluation

This material was prepared by Health Services Advisory Group, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. Publication No. QN-11SOW-B.2-09112017-02

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