Diabetic neuropathy

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  • Diabetic Neuropathy Research Papers

    Typically, by the time diabetic neuropathy is diagnosed, there is some form of kidney damage already present. Therefore, if you have symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, your doctor will want to test you for kidney problems as well. This is because without proper treatment, kidney problems can rapidly escalate into kidney failure and eventually become irreversible. If you have not been diagnosed with diabetes yet, here are the tests that you can expect your doctor to preform to determine if you are in fact diabetic: If you have severe symptoms of unexplained weight loss, increased thirst, increased hunger, frequent urination, or tingling in your feet and hands. There are tests your doctor can run to check for diabetes. Today there are around…

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  • Causes Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Introduction Diabetic foot ulcers are rated as one of the principal causes of diabetes mellitus hospitalization in the US and worldwide. Diabetic foot disease causes complications which account for huge medical expenses. For instance, in the UK, it is reported that NHS spends five million pounds annually on diabetes foot ulcers. Studies show that 100 patients lose their lower limb of their foot as a result of diabetic foot disorders (Nicholas, 2013). Diabetic foot ulcers result into amputations.…

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  • Diabetic Evaluation Methods

    Methods Evaluating the effectiveness of a proposed solution assesses the extent of program objectives being met, which demonstrates the changes in knowledge, attitude, skills, perception and behavior of the nursing professionals regarding diabetes mellitus, and changes in the health status of diabetic patients in a nursing home (Julia, Jacobs, Jones, Gabella, Spring & Brownson, 2012). All the four types of evaluation methods will be used to achieve the project objectives. Firstly, a formative…

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  • A Case Study Of A L Ischemic MCA Stroke

    pain and decreased WB through R LE since his fall. Pt went to the ER on 8/22/16 because of severe R hip pain as well as R knee pain. X-Rays were taken of the whole R LE at this time and all radiographs came back negative according to pt’s wife. Pt also had an ultrasound in order to rule out possible DVT; results were negative. Pt was prescribed Gabapentin as well as Magnesium and was then discharged back home from the ER. Pt’s wife states the injury/surgery on his R hip has really been a…

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  • The Complications And Management Of Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that affects a roughly 1.25 million Americans. The number of American’s with diabetes continues to expand with roughly 1.7 million new Americans being diagnosed each year. Roughly twenty-five percent of the 1.7 million newly diagnosed diabetics every year are people over the age of sixty-five (diabetics.org, 2014). Over the next fifteen years, as the baby boomer generation begins reaching the age of sixty-five and older, the percentage of elderly diagnosed diabetics will…

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  • Erickson Developmental Theory

    hours shift. Clean the wound and apply dressing as order. Dressings should be change according to the doctor’s order to avoid any skin breakdown (Perry & Potter, 2014, 442). Use of the foot pump to increase circulation and maintain pressure. Foot pumps help to stimulate the circulation of the leg as if the patient were walking normal. Administrating pain medication prior to dressing changes as needed. Pain medication should be given 30 minutes before any procedure and before the inset…

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  • Research Report : Quantitative Randomized Controlled Trial ( Rct )

    medical history, basic patient information, and list of medications currently being taken. Next, both groups will take a survey to see what they already know and do not know about diabetes and management. Then the intervention group will start to implement the new ways to care for their diabetes, which they will be closely monitored in an inpatient facility. This study will take one year to complete to ensure that the participants do intake, educational program, receive and implement treatment…

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  • My Mom Is My Hero

    What is a mom? According to google a mom is “a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth” but the word mom means something different to everyone. To some the word “mom” can mean a friend, hard worker , a teacher, or even a superhero. To others it could mean control freak, someone who knows no boundaries, or an evil dictator. My mom has fulfilled all of these roles at one time or another. Sometimes, she was all of these at once. My mom has worked hard her entire life…

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  • Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case Study

    “Peripheral Neuropathy is a result of damage to the peripheral nerves, often causing weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet” (Mayo Clinic, 2014). This essay presents the topic of the complication of peripheral neuropathy associated with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Peripheral neuropathy has both physiological and psychological effects on the patient. It is the role of the nurse to deliver care to the patient and their family through a biopsychosocial…

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  • Foot Disease Case Studies

    Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people annually. Diabetic foot disease is a result of poor diabetic control. People with diabetes have a 12-25% risk of developing a foot ulcer throughout their life span. (Cavanagh, Lipsky, Bradbury, & Botek, 2005) and “30 to 40 times higher in a diabetic” (Brem, Sheehan, and Boulton, 2004). Foot problems can become serious in a short period of time. Patient Education Education must start at diagnosis. .Diabetic patients must be educated…

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