Self-Management Behavioral Contract

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  • Topic: Obesity, Nutrition, Diabetes mellitus
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Self-Management Behavioral Contract


Jessica is overweight, has diabetes since 1993. Her ultimate goal is to lose weight, become an active person who competes in charity runs, and avoid having to take medication to control her glucose. Obviously, without training for the charity run, Jessica will likely not succeed in the race. So Jessica’s short term goal will be to start an exercise program slowly and safely. As a result of learning how to improve her eating habits, Jessica will begin to train for her race. Jessica’s goals of not taking medication will be a line with increasing her insulin sensitivity through exercise. Jessica has to realize what her long term gals are and then set up a plan or a series of short term goals to achieve these ultimate goals. Recognizing Necessary Change

First, being that Jessica has type 2 diabetes, she must do some form of exercise. Second, Jessica must control my food consumption. This is absolutely not easy to do, but is an obstacle that Jessica must overcome. Third, Jessica must allow herself to make mistakes. But more important, Jessica must learn from my mistakes. Three Principles of Healthy Lifestyle

1.Must exercise
2.Must control food consumption.
3.Must learn from my mistakes to improve my action plan for diabetes.

Goal Setting
Short Term Goal 1Short Term Goal 2Short Term Goal 3
Glucose ControlMeasure blood glucose 1 or 2 times per day.Decrease calories in daily diet from 1,800 to 1,600.Stick to 1,600 calorie diet exercise 5 to 7 days per week. Lose 10 poundsIncrease frequency of walking from 4 to 5 days per week.Eat fewer calories.Stick to 1,600 calorie diet exercise 5 to 7 days per week. Run 5k RaceSubstitute jogging or running for walking one day a week.Walk for 20 minutes 4 to 5 times a week.Sign up for the local charity 5k. Run 30 minutes 5 to 7 days per week.


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