A Research Study On Juvenile Diabetes

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Observation Paper Ordinarily, education would take place in a classroom, but in nursing school things are done a little different. It is required of nurses to contain many hands on skills that are not easily obtained in a classroom hence, we attend clinical. During this school health pediatric clinical experience many observations were made as the school nurse cared for elementary students. This paper will analyze a chronic illness that was encountered on the day of care.
Juvenile Diabetes
Experiencing juvenile diabetes through the eyes of a school nurse has enabled me to identify how this disease affects our youth. According to Medscape, Juvenile Diabetes is a condition that prevents the pancreas from production of insulin due to the “autoimmune destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas”. This can all be overwhelming for a child due to the requirement of constant care, affected children must learn how to give injections, count carbohydrates and manage blood sugar.
The signs and symptoms experienced by those with this medical diagnosis includes; “increased thirst, frequent urination, bedwetting in children who previously did not wet the bed during the night, extreme hunger, unintended weight loss, irritability, mood changes, fatigue, weakness, blurred vision, and in females a vaginal yeast infection,” indicated by, Mayo Clinic.
Unfortunately, many people effected with this disease are not well educated of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes and experience…

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