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DiabetesType 1

TheresaBass

8/16/2016

Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile or insulin-dependentdiabetes, is a chronic illness associated with the excessive amountof glucose in the blood system. The disease occurs when the body’simmune system erroneously identifies the cells in the pancreases andattacks them. Consequently, the organ ceases to produce adequateinsulin which is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose inthe blood. The shortage of insulin causes the body to break down itsfats and muscle and results in massive weight loss. An insulin pumpis a small device used by patients to deliver insulin by mimickingthe hormone secretion functions of the pancreases. Healthpractitioners should encourage the juvenile diabetic patients to usethe insulin pumps in the place of injections (Steineck et al., 2015).

Promoting the utilization of the insulin pumps is a step to help therising population of diabetes type 1 in adopting a flexible routine.Historical databases indicate that there was a 21% increase indiabetes type 1 among youths aged below twenty years between 2001 and2009. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation observes that 1.25million Americans live with the disease. Among the population, morethan 200,000 are below 20 years. Annual diagnostics indicate that anadditional 400,000 citizens develop diabetes symptoms every year. Theprevalence projections further suggest that 5 million people areexpected to develop diabetic symptoms by 2050. Among the forecasts,600,000 are estimated to be youths below 20 years. The pump willeliminate the need to adhere to a strict daily schedule ofadministering insulin through hypodermic needles. It will enable thepopulation to adopt a simpler and convenient lifestyle by providingconsistent supplies of insulin. It will also allow the patients toaccommodate daily changes enforced in their lives through travel andvariable working hours. The device will help in managing the levelsof glucose and consequently lead to fewer weight gains compared tothe use of hypodermic injections (JDRF, n.d.).

The sensitization on the utilization of the pumps will enablediabetic patients to improve how well they manage the illness. Usersof hypodermic injections are forced to mix different types of insulinto obtain the optimal hormone coverage. Mixing different hormones issupplementary to causing random effects that include instances ofsevere low blood sugar associated with devastating health results.The pump eliminates the occurrence of shattering results by enablingthe users to adjust the machine rather than the insulin mix. Itprovides warnings when there are sudden changes in the levels ofglucose in the body and automatically stops upon the occurrence ofhypoglycemia. Sensitization will enable the users to benefit from anincrease in diabetic management, fewer hypoglycemic events, lessdepression and anxiety (Steineck et al., 2015).

Training on the use of the device shall enhance the provision ofaccurate levels of insulin that will enable the patients to maintaintheir performance. Type 1 diabetes is associated with youngerpopulations who experience swings in blood sugars that limit theirperformance. Diabetic patients that use the multiple injectiontherapy are unable to participate in unscheduled exercises withoutadjusting their diets. Besides, they are required to schedule theirmeals to match their insulin response curve. With the pump, thepatients can adjust insulin requirements based on their exerciseneeds. The pump eliminates the meal planning constraint by empoweringthe patient to adjust the insulin bolus dosage required for thedesired food (Johnson et al., 2014).

Sensitization on the use of the pump shall contribute to reducing theamount of insulin doses required by the patients. Most diabeticpatients report the need for lower doses of insulin after shiftingfrom the use of hypodermic needles. The needles provide higherinsulin levels that result in insulin resistance. In contrast, thepump provides consistent amounts of insulin that lower the need forthe hormone (Grunberger et al., 2014).

Health professionals should also educate the youth on the need tomaintain hygiene. The use of the pump is associated with a cathetersite on the arm and maintaining hygiene helps in avoiding infections.Besides, the patients need training on how to check their glucoselevels for at least five times a day. Additional training shouldentail the necessity of regular checking on the functionality of thepump. A malfunction of the insulin pump has the potential to causeabsorption problems that result in the development of Ketoacidosis(Grunberger et al., 2014).

In conclusion,the insulin pump helps in the provision of insulin required by thebody after being diagnosed with diabetes. The provisionof training on the use of diabetic pumps is a step towardscontrolling theeffect of diabetes on patients.It will assist more than 1.25 million Americans adults and childrendiagnosed with the disease in living a more flexible lifestyle.Sensitizationon the use of the insulin pump is a step to manage the effect of thedisease on the projected 600,000 youths expected to contact theillness by the year 2050. Byprovision of training, health practitioners will enable the patientsto manage the disease and enjoy the freedom of participating inunscheduled meals and exercises. Training on the need to maintainhygiene among the users of the pump shall eliminate the chances ofdeveloping infections at the catheter site. Further training on howto monitor the proper functioning of the device shall control therisk of developing Ketoacidosis.

References

Grunberger, G.,Abelseth, J., Bailey, T., Bode, B., Handelsman, Y., Hellman, R.,Jovanovič, L., Lane, W., Philip, R., Tamborlane, W., Rothermel, C.(2014). Consensus statement by the American Association of clinicalendocrinologists/ American college of endocrinology insulin pumpmanagement task force. AACE/ACEConsensus Statement.20(5)463-485Retrieved from https://www.aace.com/files/insulin-pump-management-cs.pdf

Johnson,S., &amp Cooper, M., &amp Jones, T., W. &amp Davis, E.,(2014).Long-term outcome of insulin pump therapy in children withtype 1 diabetes assessed in a large population-based case–controlstudy. Diabetologia. Retrieved from http://www.diabetologia-journal.org/files/Johnson.pdf

Juvenile Diabetes ResearchFoundation (JDRF). (n.d.). Type1 diabetes facts.Retrieved on 12 August 2016 fromhttp://www.jdrf.org/about/fact-sheets/type-1-diabetes-facts/

Steineck,I.,&nbspCederholm, Jan., Eliasson, B., Rawshani ,A.,Eeg-Olofsson,&nbspK., Svensson, A.,&nbspZethelius,B., Avdic,T.,Landin,M., Jendle, J., Gudbjörnsdóttir, S.(2015). Insulin pumptherapy, multiple daily injections, and cardiovascular mortality in18 168 people with type 1 diabetes: observational study. TheBiomedical Journal. Retrievedfrom http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h3234

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