Lilly’s Insulin Pump
Having type 1 diabetes is a major comorbidity in young and older adults. Diabetes education is the mostly taught by the healthcare providers, nurses, and nutritionists. In the case of Lilly who has an Associate Degree in Computer Drafting, needs more education on the insulin pump usage. Lilly and her husband have reported to the community health clinic that there was malfunctioning of Lilly’s insulin pump and having difficulty of following the manufacturer’s instructions. According to the health clinic personnel, the insulin pump was functioning normal. Lilly and her husband need to have reinforced insulin pump education ...view middle of the document...
In this case study, the exact age of Lilly and her husband are unknown but finding the teaching method for 38 and 58 year olds can be more challenging than 28 year old adult.
For a 28 year old adults without other major health complications, the appropriated teaching method is the use of Narrative Pedagogy. Pedagogy is content focused and involves one person leading the educational session that is stated by Riggs (2010). Students and educators engage in public and communal thinking and dialogue that turns on sharing and interpreting their experiences to discover new understandings (Ironside, 2005). If Lilly and her husband are 28 year olds or less, the instructors can share their experiences and discuss in open dialogue of concerns of insulin pump operations. The instructors are the experts in the diabetes teaching and should lead the class of 28 year olds or less to follow instructions safely. The teaching plan for this age group is the use of videos instructions, face to face lectures, and hand-on physical touching of the several types of insulin pumps. This age group is better educated in new technologies and are more willing to use other technology of learning such as smartphone application (apps) with visual statistics of their blood sugar number and keeping their weight and nutrition under controlled. Most 28 year olds are more in tuned with technology of handling from simple to more complex insulin pumps on daily basis. If 28 year old who have an active lifestyle, a basal rate insulin pump will suit best for this individual. The complexity of basal rated insulin pump requires more time teaching and carful administration and handling to prevent hypoglycemia (ADA, 2013).
For 38 year old adults, teaching diabetic insulin pumps will depend on the individual lifestyle such people in this age group are more intelligent, aware of current events and more busy with children and workplace. The appropriate teaching method is andragogy and adding Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) for more effective way of teaching for this group and for 58 year old adults. “Andragogy is focused on learner-driven education, incorporating motivational principles, placing value on life and learning experiences, and highlighting processes”, stated by Riggs (2010, p388). This method is more in tuned for this age group and the reasons that they will contribute more in participation, contributing ideas that worked around their busy schedule, and taking responsibility. TPI has five perspectives that are based on the teaching methods and the highlights of what the instructor intend to accomplish, In the Developmental perspective, the goal is to help learners to develop increase complex and sophisticated cognitive structure for comprehending the content (TPI, n.d.). The diabetic teachers should emphasizing the intellectual of the 38 year olds who well educated or desire to learn more and adapt to their needs. The types of technology that will assist in...