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Date of Graduation
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
School of Nursing
Holly A. Buchanan
Diabetes is a costly, chronic health condition. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the delivery of health care and exacerbated chronic health conditions, such as diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most significant comorbid conditions associated with poor COVID-19 outcomes (Cariou et al., 2020). Control of blood glucose levels during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved challenging to maintain. The purpose of this quality improvement project is to identify gaps in diabetic self-care and then implement a diabetic toolkit to improve self-efficacy of diabetes self-management. According to the American Diabetes Association (2022), self-management of diabetes, education, and support from providers is crucial to prevent both acute and long-term complications. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels with improved glycemic control can help to decrease the risk of complications associated with COVID-19 and progressive diabetes.
Henderson, Megan, "Improving glycemic control during the COVID-19 pandemic: A quality improvement project" (2022). Doctors of Nursing Practice (DNP) Final Projects, 2020-current. 24.
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