Juvenile diabetes : [an honors thesis (HONRS 499)]
Holmes, Marilou J.
This paper was written to provide the nurse and other members of the health team with the information necessary for the total care of a child with Juvenile Diabetes. The topic is introduced with specifics about the disease Diabetes, to provide the reader-with a background which is essential in understanding the treatment and nursing care of this patient. The care of the diabetic child is broken down into three main sections: the general treatment, the specific nursing care and observations, and the education of the patient. The most important segment of the patients treatment is in educating the patient to care for himself. Section IV includes a checklist with the major areas that must be covered, followed by a detailed outline of the methods used to present the topic to the patient. The case study included at the end of Section III serves to illustrate the course of Diabetes in a hospitalized child and exemplify the topics covered throughout the paper, particularly illustrating the need for organized care.I wish to express my appreciation to the two faculty advisors who aided me in the preparation of this paper, Miss Wantz, instructor in Maternal Child Nursing, and Mrs. Holmes, instructor in Medical Surgical Nursing, Ball State University, I want to also thank the nursing staff on Pediatrics at Ball Memorial Hospital for their help and co-operation.