Project 10-year-old Type 1 Diabetes due 1-31-05

by LVN2006 LVN2006 Member


we are just going into working with kids. My project is a 10-year-old boy diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and is in the hospital until the sugars are regulated.

my teacher wants to know "what is the child's biggest fear? and what nursing intervention is appropriate?"

I'm thinking that he is angry and afraid (that's two). that he is feels that the kids won't accept him as normal anymore. Also treatment. Fear of learning how to be responsible for medicating himself.

Due tomorrow!


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being "normal" is critical to school agers as well as adolescents. You are on the right path there. Do you have a careplanning book? these can help a lot. Know your developmental stages! That is a big clue.

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