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Monday, November 25, 2013

The Diabetes Essential Skills Kit D.E.S.K.

The Diabetes Essential Skills Kit D.E.S.K. – Learning Modules The D.E.S.K. Learning Modules contains 12 learning modules that address 6 common barriers to a patient's independent diabetes self-management: These 6 barriers are:

  • Reading and understanding information
  • Understanding and remember information given verbally
  • Using math to count carbohydrates and manage dietary needs
  • Using ratios to calculate insulin dosage
  • Filling in forms
  • Recognizing and analyzing patterns in blood glucose test results

These learning modules can be used with learners with different goal paths as they include activities from various contexts including employment and education.

The Diabetes Essential Skills Kit D.E.S.K. – Essential Skills Profiles The D.E.S.K. Essential Skills Profiles contains 15 profiles that reflect the tasks that individuals living with diabetes have to perform on a regular basis. The profiles have been separated into 3 groups:

  • Understanding Profiles (example: Understanding Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Managing Profiles (example: Managing and Measuring Blood Glucose Levels)
  • Complications Profiles (example: Understanding and Managing Foot Complications)
These profiles are meant to be used by both Health Practitioners and Literacy Practitioners.