Diabetes mellitus type 2

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  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus is more commonly referred to as Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that arises when an excess amount of insulin collects in the blood stream. Type 2 Diabetes is caused by the body’s cells inability to process and use insulin that the pancreas produces (American Diabetes Association, 2013). Unlike Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes mostly affects adults, but can affect adolescents and teenagers. Type 2 Diabetes is diagnosed using several types of blood tests, Type 2 Diabetes can lead to damaging effects on the body, Type 2 Diabetes has different treatment options to help those who are suffering, Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented if the right steps are taken, and there is ongoing research…

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  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2: A Case Study

    Diabetes Mellitus type 2 is a common chronic metabolic disorder and of the main causes of death in the United States. The total prevalence of diabetes in the United States is 25.8 million people, of these; 7.0 million have undiagnosed diabetes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Among adults, diabetes is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, renal failure, blindness, and non-traumatic amputations of lower extremities (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, & Sandberg-Cook, 2013). The…

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  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Educational Plan Essay

    Educational Plan for patient with Diabetes mellitus type 2 In diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM), tissues are resistant to insulin. The pancreas can still produce insulin either a normal amount or sometimes too much, but due to the resistance that tissues have, hyperglycemia becomes a problem. Eventually as the diseases advances the pancreas will wear out and the amount of production it produces will decrease. Insulin will then be needed to control blood glucose level. Due to the disease process of…

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  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Case Study

    Complications of Diabetes Mellitus Type II A 20 years old nursing student in her sophomore year, has been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type II (DMII). Although she has completed most of her science courses, she has not completed applied pathophysiology. She knew something was wrong due the signs and symptoms presented: polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, acanthosis nigricans, tingling of toes and fingers, progressive vision loss. Once she consulted her primary physician, , hyperglycemia…

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  • My Conversation On Diabetes

    Interviewer: Christine, can I just get a verbal yes that you agree to participate? Christine: Yes, I agree to participate. Interviewer: Thank you. So, as a background, I would like to hear from you on how you think about diabetes and about your own health. Can you start by talking a little bit about what you know about diabetes? Christine: It’s when you make too much sugar and you’re not getting rid of enough of it I guess. That’s all I know. Interviewer: And, in your perception, do you…

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  • Importance Of Conducting A Risk Assessment

    Conducting a Risk Assessment A 25-year-old patient has presented to the clinic today. The patient reports that she is homeless, a type II diabetic, HIV positive, and currently pregnant with a gestational age of 25 weeks. The patient also reports that she was previously seen at a community health clinic that has since closed due to monetary factors. At this point during the initial prenatal visit, the provider should perform a risk assessment on this patient. Prior to conducting the risk…

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  • Differences In Type II Diabetes Between Māori And Non-Māori

    Introduction This essay will explore the relationship between the Treaty of Waitangi (ToW) and the inequities in type II diabetes between Māori and non-Māori. It is evident that disparities such as quality of care and access to care can be linked to the three breaches in articles under the Māori version of the ToW. To demonstrate the inequities in diabetes the 1852 New Zealand Constitution Act, 1907 The Tohunga Suppression Act, Orewa Speech and an overview of the treaty breaches will be used to…

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  • Causes And Effects Of Obesity

    In the United States a problem that is becoming more problematic is obesity, as it is becoming more prevalent and the amount of deaths related to it are increasing. The affects of obesity are also a problem because of its causes on the human body and its correlation with heart problems, cancer, diabetes, etc. A recent study shows, that of the United States adult population, more than a third are considered obese and this number continues to rise (Gore, Diallo, & Padilla, 2015). One of the major…

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  • The Chick-Fil-A: The Fast Food Industry

    do not believe that fast food is the most nutritious food, but I do however feel that fast food is a cheap and easy accessible option for on the go people.” On average, it takes anywhere from 2 to 3 minutes to order and receive any fast food meal whereas it could take 20 or more minutes to prepare a meal. Fast food is simply just faster than preparing a meal at…

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  • Health Care Plan Sample

    disease and his weight issue as well. He has been diagnosed with type II diabetes and the condition has been worsened by his continued use of consuming foods and drinks that has a high sugary content. He is at a higher risk of developing major organ failure, loss of limb, coronary failure and even loss of vision. These are all related to his diabetes not being managed and controlled. He was always overweight from a young age but as a child…

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