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  • Diabetes Effects On Family

    insulin. The body breaks down sugars and starches into simple sugars referred to as glucose; a source of energy. Glucose is counteracted by the injection of insulin, without this, blood glucose levels to rise and can potentially be dangerous, even life threatening if not treated. Diabetes affects an individual both physically and mentally. Diabetics face hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia very frequently in the struggle of gaining full control over this hindrance. Hyperglycemia is high glucose levels, this occurs when the body has too little insulin or can 't use insulin properly.Some symptoms are dependent of some individuals but some common ones would be high levels of sugar in urine, frequent urination, increased thirst, drowsiness, and terrible headaches. Symptoms of high blood glucose only become worse if it is not being treated. Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar levels. This can occur because too much insulin has been taken or too much exercise and other daily factors. “hypos are scary experiences for those with diabetes and they can be disconcerting for family members too, particularly any case of severe hypoglycemia”. [5] “Whilst mild hypos can usually be treated relatively easily, very low blood sugar levels may cause someone to have convulsions, may make them unresponsive or could lead to irrational behavior, which can be distressing for those around them.” [6] “The neuro-physiological findings from the comparison of children with and without diabetes showed adverse…

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  • Diabetic Alert Dog Essay

    ensure the dog is healthy enough to perform the tasks DADs perform. After veterinarian clearance, the dog must undergo basic service animal training which includes obedience and public-access behaviors, and disability-related work and tasks. Obedience and public-access behaviors is a part of the training, because even though DADs are specific to person with diabetes, they are still considered service animals and must be obedient and display appropriate behaviors while in public.…

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  • The Importance Of Blood Glucose In Sports

    pancreas can no longer secrete insulin, so their body can no longer decrease the blood glucose level. Resulting in them having to inject the insulin into their body instead. This will keep their blood glucose levels between 70 and 100 mg/dL. Also if a person has type 1 diabetes for over 5 years their alpha cells begin to not work properly, this means they can no longer release glucagon to make the liver increase its glycogen to glucose conversion speeds. Due to this these people can very easily…

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  • Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can T Afford Food

    says in ' 'Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can 't Afford Food ' ' that poor people are more hospitalized at the end of month for hypoglycemia. They have that disease because of hunger and fasting. To support his argument, he uses some statistics. However there are some missing element he could use to support his point of view. Therefore, for this evaluation, the goal will be to summarize the article, bring out the good points and show the missing points which weaken his…

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  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, And Treatments

    Hypoglycemia occurs when the sugar levels are below the normal range. Hypoglycemia is when sugar levels are below 70 mg/dL (ATI Nursing Education, 2014). In hypoglycemia, the body is low on sugar and as mentioned before sugar equals energy. Therefore, in hypoglycemia the body is depleted of energy and it’s way of letting the person know that it’s low of energy it’s by manifestations of feeling week, dizzy, cold, headache, blurred vision, confusion, diaphoresis, hunger, nausea, vomiting, and…

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  • The Prevalence Of Type 2 Diabetes

    Families have 5 basic survival needs including safety, simple pathophysiology, skills, school, and support. Safety pertains to the disease knowledge. The more patients and families understand their disease the better they will be equipped to manage it. Families should be taught the warning signs of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and the steps needed to correct the complication, glucose levels, and ways to manage the disease. Not only should parents be educated but also all other providers of the…

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  • Causes And Symptoms Of Type 2 Diabetes

    insulin. Type 2 diabetes is quite different than type 1 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas secretes too much insulin ultimately trying to keep up with the body’s needs. Overtime, the pancreas cannot keep up with the body’s needs, therefore, the individual becomes hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), leading to the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. The hormone insulin’s role is to…

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  • The Importance Of Glucose Regulation

    sugar level. Response to decrease of glucose in the body: Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood sugar levels. A Hypoglycemia reaction is caused by increased demand for glucose. The body could "run out" glucose faster, therefore bringing a hypoglycemic attack. Persistent intake of excessive alcohol can cause this reaction, this is because alcohol decreases glucose stores in the liver. When blood sugar levels go down the pancreas releases glucagon which regulates the blood sugar level…

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  • Clinical Experience Essay

    graduate orientation program, and have been on my own for about two weeks when I encountered a patient that was on continuous Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) and nothing by mouth (NPO) due to severe dysphasia secondary to advanced Multiple Sclerosis. The patient also had a medical history of type one Diabetes Mellitus. During my 11 AM medication pass, I noticed the patient was still in bed and refusing physical therapy. I went into the patient 's room and after a few key assessment questions…

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  • Acute Complications Of Diabetes : Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Acute complications of diabetes include diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHS), and hypoglycemia. DKA and HHS occurs when there is insufficient insulin to transport glucose into the cells. The difference between DKA and HHS is that in HHS an individual has just enough insulin to prevent ketoacidosis but not enough to prevent osmotic diuresis, hyperglycemia, and extracellular fluid depletion (Robbins, Shaw, & Lewis, 2010). DKA is more common in type 1…

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