Diabetes is an endocrine system disorder that affects millions of children and adults (ADA, 2011). If left untreated, diabetic patients are at risk for several alterations including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, neuropathy, and blindness. There are various methods for treating diabetes, many of which include some form of drug therapy. The type of diabetes as well as the patient?s behavior factors will impact treatment recommendations. In this Assignment, you compare types of diabetes including drug treatments for type 1, type 2, gestational, and juvenile diabetes.
Review this week?s media presentation on the endocrine system and diabetes, as well as Chapter 45 of the Arcangelo and Peterson text and the Peterson et al. article in the Learning Resources.
Reflect on differences between types of diabetes including type 1, type 2, gestational, and juvenile diabetes.
Select one type of diabetes.
Consider one type of drug used to treat the type of diabetes you selected including proper preparation and administration of this drug. Then, reflect on dietary considerations related to treatment.
Think about the short-term and long-term impact of the diabetes you selected on patients including effects of drug treatments.
By Day 6
Write a 2- to 3- page paper that addresses the following:
Explain the differences between types of diabetes including type 1, type 2, gestational, and juvenile diabetes.
Describe one type of drug used to treat the type of diabetes you selected including proper preparation and administration of this drug. Include dietary considerations related to treatment.
Explain the short-term and long-term impact of this diabetes on patients including effects of drugs treatments.
Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting.
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Formative Evaluation Criteria for Applications and Formal Papers
Categories and Criteria Points
QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED – 35 Possible Points
1. The extent to which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and
analytic thinking (0-30 Points)
Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75%
containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.
Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50%
containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.
Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed
or inadequately addressed.
Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics
are either not addressed or inadequately addressed. 0-15
2. Purpose of the paper is clear (0-5 Points)
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all
Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive. 4
Purpose of the assignment is vague. 1-3
No purpose statement was provided. 0
ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS – 50 Possible Points
The extent to which the work reflects the student?s ability to-
1. Understand and interpret the assignment?s key concepts (0-10 Points)
Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts. 9-10
Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts. 8
Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts. 5-7
Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics. 0-4
2. Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and
credible outside resources (0-20 Points)
Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more
credible outside sources, in addition to 3-4 course resources to support point of view.
Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 3 to 4 course
resources to support major points and point of view.
Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support
major points and point of view.
Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resource to support major
points and point of view.
3. Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course
resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) by comparing different points of view and
highlighting similarities, differences, and connections. (0-20 Points)
Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned
from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of
advanced nursing practice.
Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not
Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas
unclear and/or underdeveloped.
Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies. 0-13
WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING – 15 Possible Points
1. Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas,
flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully
focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. (0-5 Points)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards. 5
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 80% of the time. 4
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 70% of the time. 3
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards < 70% of the time. 0-2
2. English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation (0-5 Points)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. 5
Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 4
Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 3
Contains many (= 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the
3. The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations,
page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list (0-5 Points)
Uses correct APA format with no errors. 5
Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors. 4
Contains several (3-4) APA format errors. 3
Contains many (= 5) APA format errors. 0-2
Total Points for Assignment:
Please copy and paste this rubric table at the end of all Application Assignments in order for your
assignment to be graded.
Guidance for Application Assignments:
Application Assignments require a title page, introduction, body of the paper, conclusion, and reference
page. The title page needs to follows APA style and includes a title, student name, course number and
section, and date. An abstract is not required. APA style headings are to be used appropriately to
separate and organize sections of the paper. The use of direct quotes is discouraged and should only be
used when the source material uses language that is particularly striking or notable. The introduction
should provide an overview of the topic, the purpose of the paper, and topics that will be addressed. The
body of the paper needs to address all required topics. The conclusion ought to provide closure for the
reader, synthesize the content, and tie everything together to help clarify the main points of the paper.
The reference page should include all references cited in the assignment in correct APA format.. Some
course assignments may require the use of more than 2 credible outside resources. In these cases, the
minimum outside sources specified in the instructions for the assignment will be applied in the grading of
these course assignments. Credible sources include scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, evidence
based resources, and professional (.org), educational (.edu), and government websites (.gov).
Commercial websites (.com) are not considered credible sources. Please note: When selecting articles
for course assignments, you are advised (unless you are referencing seminal information) to focus on
work published within the past five years.
Assignments submitted late without prior agreement of the Instructor, outside of an emergency absence,
or in violation of agreements for late submission, will receive a grade reduction for the Assignment
amounting to a 20% point loss. After 5 days, the Assignment will not be graded. Students should be
aware that late Assignments may not receive the same level of written feedback as do Assignments
submitted on time.