FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL: Magnus Opus and Exigence > A Patient Guide To Insulin Injections

Audience:
This guide is intended towards for an audience between the ages of eight to fifteen that have diabetes. This guide will aid them in the process of learning to inject themselves. Ideally, the audience has had some exposure to the insulin injection process since they've been receiving the injections.

Context
The number of children diagnosed with diabetes is rising. At younger ages, parents help inject their children with the correct amounts of insulin. However, around the age range of eight to fifteen, insulin injections become the child's responsibility. Although they have experienced the injection process, they may not completely understand the process.

Purpose:
The document will provide guidance on self-administering insulin injections.

Document Type:
This will be a patient guide with multiple sections. One section will focus on injection sites. This section will outline the best places to inject and the ideal depth of injection. The next section will outline how to inject the correct dosage of insulin. There will be another section that provides the audience to other references such as videos and other helpful links. Another section will focus on situations that may arise involving insulin injections, such as discreetly injecting oneself.
April 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKM
K, this looks well scoped. I like patient guides for this often forgotten audience: young people who need to learn to care for themselves. You will write for them, with a sense of "eavesdropping" or "gatekeeping" audiences, the parents and pediatricians that can share this with your ultimate audience.

You can also curate the best of the web resources out there. Recall that people do use "Dr. Google," so you can direct these readers to the better places, including YouTube videos or animations.

One thought: Can you read about insulin pumps? You will need to think about this technology, too. Who uses these and who does not. Those who do not are your target audience.

Finally, you could address some of the questions children will have: sports and activities, being embarrassed, how to carry discretely and easily, etc.
April 23, 2017 | Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea