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Selected teaching strategy methods

Blood glucose self monitoring

Healthy dieting

Physical exercise

Blood glucose self monitoring

People who have diabetes can take control of their condition by measuring their blood sugar (glycemia) on their own using a device called a glycemic reader. This method is referred to as self-monitoring of blood glucose, or SMBG (glucose meter). They are able to make adjustments to their treatment or monitor the effect of it based on the reading (diet, exercise, insulin, antidiabetics, stress management). Within the broader framework of diabetes self-management, self-monitoring lends support to the maintenance of blood glucose (sugar) levels at levels which are as close as feasible to goal values. Self-monitoring may be difficult for a person who has diabetes for a number of reasons, including the requirement to carry tools and prick themselves on a regular basis, as well as the potential for experiencing frustration due to unexpected findings. Self-monitoring, on the other hand, turns into an essential resource when an individual checks themselves in accordance with the suggestions and recognizes the advantages of taking this method.


Using this approach individuals can measure the level of level of blood sugar using a glucose meter (Debussche et al., 2018)

Based on the reading individual can make necessary adjustments in treatment approach

Steps to self monitoring

One of the first things you should do is wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, then dry them completely. Put the test strip inside the glucose meter to get started. Place the lancet inside the apparatus that is used for lancing. Prick the tip of one of your fingers (on the side).In case it’s essential, give the tip of your finger a light squeeze. The blood should be applied to the test strip. Please hold on for a moment (the time varies by type of meter).You can either record the result in a logbook by reading it and writing it down.


Healthy dieting

Certain foods, such as carbohydrates or “carbs,” are the source of the sugar that is found in your blood. Candies and other sweets, soft drinks, breads, tortillas, and white rice are examples of foods that contain a high concentration of carbohydrates. Your blood sugar level will rise in direct proportion to the quantity of carbohydrates that you consume. If you have diabetes of either type 1 or type 2, making smart decisions about what you eat is one of the most important things you can do to keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. If you are able to keep your blood sugar under control, you will minimize your risk of developing major health complications as a result of diabetes, such as loss of vision and issues with your heart. Your state of mind, level of energy, and overall sense of wellness can be dramatically improved by cutting calories and eating more healthfully. It is not too late to make a positive change in your lifestyle, even if you have already been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes can be managed or even reversed by making lifestyle changes such as adopting a healthier diet, increasing your level of physical activity, and shedding excess pounds.


Healthy dieting helps an individual maintain a healthy weight

Healthy dieting is crucial to keeping level of glucose in the blood under control (Woolley et al., 2019)

What to eat

Vegetables and fruits

Whole grins

Low fat or no fat dairy


What not to eat

Individuals should limit intake of high carb food and drinks

Sugary drinks

Sugary foods

White rice

Starchy vegetables

Physical exercise

Exercise is beneficial for maintaining a healthy weight, lowering blood pressure, lowering bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, raising healthy HDL cholesterol, increasing muscle and bone strength, lowering anxiety, and improving overall well-being. People who have diabetes can get additional benefits from regular exercise, including a reduction in their blood glucose levels and an improvement in their body’s sensitivity to insulin, which helps them combat insulin resistance. When the blood glucose levels is likely to be higher, the optimal time to workout is one to three hours after eating. In general, this is the best time to exercise. If you use insulin, it is vital that you check your blood sugar levels before engaging in physical activity. If your blood sugar level was below 100 mg/dL before you started exercising, eating a piece of fruit or having a modest snack will help you raise it and prevent hypoglycemia from occurring. If you take another test after thirty minutes, it will reveal whether or not your blood sugar level has remained stable. Checking your blood sugar after a particularly strenuous workout or activity is another thing that you should do for your health.


Engaging in physical exercise or activity can help individual maintain a healthy weight (Yang et al., 2019)

Physical activity enables individuals to control the level of glucose in their blood (Yang et al., 2019)

Exercise that individuals can engage in include;




High intensity training

Connection to topic of concern

The topic of concern was type 1 and 2 diabetes

The proposed education strategy help in the management of type 1 and 2 diabetes


In concluding this presentation here is a recap of the main issues addressed;

Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels, healthy eating, and regular exercise are all components of the proposed educational plan. Individuals can use a glucose meter and self monitoring to measure the level of sugar in their blood using the self monitoring system. A person can assist themselves keep their healthy weight by following a nutritious diet. Maintaining a healthy diet is absolutely necessary in order to maintain the glucose level in the blood under control. People are able to maintain a healthy level of glucose in their blood when they participate in physical activity.


Proposed education strategy include Blood glucose self monitoring, healthy dieting and physical exercise

Using self monitoring individuals can measure the level of level of blood sugar using a glucose meter

Healthy dieting helps an individual maintain a healthy weight

Healthy dieting is crucial to keeping level of glucose in the blood under control

Physical activity enables individuals to control the level of glucose in their blood

Client participation and interaction

The patient is invited to ask any questions on where they did not understand or need clarity


Debussche, X., Besançon, S., Balcou-Debussche, M., Ferdynus, C., Delisle, H., Huiart, L., & Sidibe, A. T. (2018). Structured peer-led diabetes self-management and support in a low-income country: The ST2EP randomised controlled trial in Mali. PLOS ONE, 13(1), e0191262.

Woolley, A. K., Hadjiconstantinou, M., Davies, M., Khunti, K., & Seidu, S. (2019). Online patient education interventions in type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease: A systematic review of systematic reviews. Primary Care Diabetes, 13(1), 16–27.

Yang, D., Yang, Y., Li, Y., & Han, R. (2019). Physical Exercise as Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: From Mechanism to Orientation. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 74(4), 313–321.

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