Case Study Endocrine Essay

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I. INTRODUCTION
Diabetes is a chronic condition involving glucose in the blood. It is caused by a problem in the way the body makes or uses insulin. Insulin, a hormone that is necessary for glucose to move from the blood to the inside of the cells. The body cannot use the insulin for energy if it cannot get into the cells. Diabetes occurs when the body has too much blood glucose due to either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body cannot effectively use the insulin produced.
In type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes), the pancreas continues to produce insulin, sometimes even at higher-than-normal levels. However, the body develops resistance to the effects of insulin, so
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* Discuss thoroughly the disease process.
Affective
* Recognize the importance of developing a practice of performing accurate and complete assessment findings * Display the proper knowledge and skills in providing effective nursing care to the patient
Psychomotor
* Perform a cephalocaudal assessment on the patient. * Provide health teachings to the patient especially factors that will contribute to the continuity of care
B. Client-centered * To manage his disease. * To know the importance of his compliance to his disease. * To prevent and manage the potential complication that might occur. * Perform emphasized health teaching and follow dietary instruction and restriction as well as performing appropriate exercise.

II. CLIENT HISTORY
A. Demographic Profile:
Name: Jose Mercader Carulla
Address: Bauang La Union
Age: 78
Gender: Male
Birthdate: June 18, 1934
Civil Status: Widower
Educational Attainment: Elementary Graduate
Religion: Roman Catholic
Height: 5’5
Weight: 43 kgs (from 78kgs,2002)
Nationality: Filipino
No. of Children: 6
Occupation: None
Physician: Dr. Dizon
B. Socioeconomic status Mr. Carulla was a fisherman before he was diagnosed with DM II. When his wife died, he became dependent to his

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