Ida Bryant March 2, 2013 ENG 101 Diabetes has become increasingly common in our cincitity. Children are starting to acquire this disease at a young age. Our children are overweight, not eating healthy and are lacking in exercises in their daily routine, yes! Some people acquired this disease from a lack of insulin in there hormones but the majority doesn’t . In my family especially on my father’s side there is diabetes. My aunt had to have several fingers and toes amputated because of this disease. I have always tried to make sure that me and my children eat healthy and maintain an active life style. I know that it will depend on other things as well, but I will do my best to make sure that it doesn’t carry over. So when I finished school I never thought that I would have been have been working with children and their families that have diabetes. Working in a pediatrics office with so many different practices you are going to see all kinds of different diagnoses. But I love my job and what I do. I interact with so many different types of patient’s everyday. So a day in Pediatric Clinic for me could be working in any one of the many clinics general pediatrics, working in clinic surgery, diabetes, endocrine, pulmonary and even eating disorders. But the one that hit home to me was Diabetes and Endocrine because it runs in my family. We do a test called A1C for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes or they come for endocrine. A1C is a Glycated Hemoglobin (A1C) test that is what we use here at the clinic to test are patients. This is a blood test that indicates an average blood sugar level for the past two or three months .I works by measuring the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen – carrying protein in red blood the higher the blood sugar level, the more hemoglobin that the sugar has attached. An AC1level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates .Another test your doctor might use
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels that result from defects in insulin secretion, or its action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes was first identified as a disease associated with "sweet urine," and excessive muscle loss in the ancient world. Elevated levels of blood glucose lead to spillage of glucose into the urine, hence the term sweet urine.
Normally, blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by…
(Oxford Nursing dictionary).
The chronic health problem that I am going to talk about is Diabetes Mellitus which is endocrine system disorder. It involve the pancreatic islets that produce two hormones, insulin and glucagon, which both helps to regulate blood glucose level. (funnel, Koutoukidis, et al(2005) Tabbners nursing Care, “Endocrine System” (see chapter 41, pp 698-702).
Diabetes Mellitus results from an insulin deficiency a hormone (or chemical messenger) produced in the pancreas…
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Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease. Diabetes mellitus is where the body cells cannot use sugar properly for absence of or resistance to the hormone insulin, which is produced by the pancreas. Diabetes can lead to serious problems over time if left untreated. The high blood sugar levels from uncontrolled diabetes can cause serious long-term diabetic difficulties. Eventually, they damage the…
The Fluidity of Juvenile Diabetes.
Gender Norms & Racial Bias in the Study of the Modern "Juvenile Diabetes"
Diabetes mellitus type 1 is a form of diabetes mellitus that results from autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. The subsequent lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine glucose. The classical symptoms are polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, and weight loss.
Incidence varies from 8 to 17 per 100,000 in Northern Europe and the U.S. with a high…
An Informative Essay On Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death listed in the United States. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. "In 1996 diabetes contributed to more than 162,000 deaths"(Lewis 1367).
"Diabetes mellitus is not a single disease but a group of disorders with glucose intolerance in common" (McCance 674). Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar) and results from defective insulin production…
MANAGEMENT OF DIABETIC MELLITUS PATIENT WITH HYPOGLYCAEMIA IN OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT (OPD)
According to the hospital statistics where the author works, it is noted that emergency cases is becoming rampart in the OPD which 75% of the cases were diabetic patients presenting with hypoglycaemia. This happened with patients that:-
Come for Fasting Blood Glucose Test.
Diabetic Patient waiting longer in the clinic (delayed clinic).
Patients having Uncontrolled Diabetes.
In the United Kingdom…
Begins commonly in early childhood or adolescence.
-the body produces little to no insulin
-people with type 1 diabetes need injections of insulin
-Beta cells are destroyed.
Beta cells makes insulin
Beta cells: make insulin
Hyperglycemia- too much sugar in the blood
Hypoglycemia- abnormal low values of sugar or glucose in the blood
-adult-on set or age-onset
-usually on overwight patients or those who…
Type 2 Diabetes
Type (II) Diabetes
Diabetes is a complex metabolic disease that is generally categorized by either relative or absolute insulin deficiency. In 1997 the ADA issued new diagnostic and classification criteria for this disease. The classification of diabetes mellitus includes four clinical classes.
• Type I diabetes (results from beta cell destruction, usually leading to absolute insulin deficiency).
• Type II diabetes (results from a progressive insulin secretory…
LECTURE 2: Diabetes
Dr Simon J Dunmore
What is Diabetes Mellitus and how is it diagnosed?
It is a disease characterised by hyperglycaemia (= high blood glucose)
WHO defines this as a fasting plasma glucose ³ 7.0 mmol/l (2 separate measurements)
Or ³ 11.1 mmol/l 2hrs after an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT): 75g glucose given orally, at t=0 hrs, to fasting subject
Not to be confused with diabetes insipidus
A Brief History of Diabetes (1)
15th c BC - Known in Ancient…
At a clinic appointment, it was noted that his weight has dropped from 200 to 178 pounds. He is 6 feet 0 inches tall. Her urine is positive for sugar (2%) and ketones. A chemstick blood glucose level is 612 mg/dl. He had eaten breakfast 3 hours before the blood test.
1. Considering his presenting history and physical data, what form of diabetes mellitus is indicated? Explain why using the patho.
Presenting symptoms: Fatigue, increased hunger, increased dietary intake, frequent urination, difficulty…