Will diabetes education programme be effective?
My brother married to a white woman, 32 years of age. She has recently presented to her primary care physician with complaints of polyuria for the past four weeks. Further assessment reveals an upcoming appointment with her optometrist for new onset blurred vision. Her calculated BMI is 23.6 kg/m2. She confirms a family history of diabetes on her father's side and admits to a generally sedentary occupation and lifestyle. A random finger stick reveals a blood glucose level of 257 mg/dL. She is referred to an ADA-recognized diabetes education program for further education in diabetes self-management, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), and exercise and meal planning education. Will this be effective?
This is an appropriate treatment plan for the patient because, although she has a sedentary occupation, she is not considered obese. If she adheres to her meal and exercise plan it will reflect on her fasting blood glucose levels. But if there is no decrement in the FBS, then she needs to see a doctor and start hypoglycemic medication.