Diabetes Type 1 And 2-Topic

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Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in North Americans today. There are two type of diabetes that people are at risk for. Diabetes type I: when a child or a young adult has an insulin deficiency due to their immune system destroying the pancreatic cells that produce insulin in the body. Diabetes type II is the most common type in many adults throughout the nation. It is also becoming more common in young children today. Diabetes type II: when a person is lacking enough insulin to be used as soon as it is available in the body. As the body continues to undergo this process, one will become insulin resistant causing the pancreas to produce less insulin (Web MD, Diabetes: Differences Between Type 1 and 2 - Topic Overview, 2014). …show more content…
The end results of my patient is that he has a kidney failure and is on dialysis treatment in order to prevent further damage, such as a stroke or a heart attack. A patient’s prognosis with diabetes type II is kidney failure, blurred vision, heart attacks, strokes, amputation of the feet, heart disease, and nerve damage (Mayo Clinic, 2016). Especially when a patient has kidney failure, they will have to begin dialysis. If dialysis is not done it can lead to a heart attack or another type of bodily dysfunction such as undergoing end stage renal disease. Majority of diabetic patients that do begin dialysis are late in the process and have a 32% mortality rate (Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation). Diabetes type II is mainly permanent or a lifelong disease with a life expectancy of 5 to 9 years (National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2008). It can be treatable but not curable. It is only treatable in the sense of giving patients access to different insulin medications which overtime needs to be changed by adding medication due to the patient 's progression in the

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