Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award


Document Type

DNP Project



Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Patricia Sunderhaus

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Tonya Sawyer-McGee

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Linda Gibson


This quality improvement project was conducted to evaluate whether a focused educational session on self-management of blood glucose monitoring increased the frequency of monitoring for adult type II diabetics who were not taking insulin therapy. The purpose of this improvement project was to add to the body of research from this project. Currently, there are no recommendations for people with type II diabetes who are not taking insulin therapy regarding monitoring their blood glucose. This quantitative project was conducted online to reduce face-to-face contact during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was conducted online through diabetes support groups found on Facebook. Permission was obtained through the group administrators to post in the diabetes support groups and obtain participants. Participants were given information for the quality improvement project and were given a consent form. A pre- and postquestionnaire were utilized. These questionnaires were designed identically for statistical purposes. An educational video provided a focused educational session on self-monitoring blood glucose. There was a total of five participants utilized. A Wilcoxon signed-rank test was utilized for statistical analysis. The data was found to be not statistically significant except for one question. Question 15 was noted to be statistically significant in that participants were noted to have a decrease in physical activity to obtain optimal blood glucose levels after viewing the focused educational session.

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