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    which the body fails to produce or respond to the insulin hormone and is therefore seen as impaired and results in elevated levels of glucose in the blood and urine. Diabetes is sometimes called “The Silent Killer,” but should also be known to his effects. Diabetes is the cause and the effects are to be many but especially Diabetic Neuropathy. Therefore, people should know the kinds of diabetic neuropathies, where the nerves are affected, and what their symptoms include. It is a really common and a serious complication of diabetes. There are four main types of diabetic neuropathy. They range from most common to least common. As so, Peripheral Neuropathy is the most common of all four kinds. What happens is that the peripheral nerves are damaged. There is a disorder of either a nerve or nerves apart from the brain and spinal cord. These nerves are the nerves that control a person’s sense of touch, a person’s way of reacting to pain, their temperature levels, and basically their muscle strength. Its symptoms can either occur very sudden and intense or can slowly progress over the years. The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy often include:…

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    probability of developing diabetic complication such as macrovascular and microvascular then complication increase mortality and morbidity. In microvascular includes diabetic nephropathy, diabetic retinopathy and diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common chronic complication of diabetes mellitus that develops in about 50% of people with diabetes. Globally, as well as in India, the number of patients with diabetic neuropathy is rapidly increasing. Diabetic neuropathy is…

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    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…

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    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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    About 66% of type 1 diabetics have some form of neuropathy. [4] Diabetic neuropathy occurs in the peripheral nervous system which affects the afferent and efferent pathways of both the autonomic and somatic nervous systems. Neuropathies in the autonomic nervous system can negatively affect every body system. Complications such as incontinence, impotence, decreased tolerance to exercise and gastroparesis. This will interfere with the body’s constant functions to maintain homeostasis.…

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    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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    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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    Peripheral neuropathy Overview- The peripheral neuropathy is the morbid condition resulting from a deterioration and malfunction of the peripheral nerves. The peripheral neuropathy causes are many, diabetes is the main trigger, at least for industrialized countries like Italy or UK. The symptoms vary depending on whether they are involved in sensory nerve type, motor or self. To schedule an adequate therapy, it must be very careful diagnostic investigation: the identification of the causes and…

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    All You Need To Know About Diabetic Retinopathy Evidently, people living with diabetes may have to deal with several health complications ranging from mild to severe. These complications can either be long-term or short-term, and can impact on the patient's overall health. Basically, different parts of the patient's body can be affected including the eyes, heart, kidneys and nerves. However, according to a recent study by the National Eye Institute, diabetic retinopathy has become one of the…

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    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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