A Study On Type 2 Diabetes

1958 Words Jan 11th, 2015 8 Pages
This essay will focus on type 2 diabetes, which is becoming one of the fast growing chronic health conditions in the United Kingdom (UK). Approximately 700 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each day in the UK (Diabetes Uk, (2014)a). It is costing the NHS about £10billion pounds each year to treat diabetes along with its complication and it is expected to rise in the next couple of years (Diabetes UK, (2014)b).

This essay will discuss the nurse’s role in giving holistic care to patients and their family members and also promoting a healthy life style. It will give a brief description of the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and its impact on individual and their family across their lifespan. In addition the determinate factors that plays a major role, with increasing the risk of an individual to become type 2 diabetics will be addressed. A conclusion will follow summarizing with aids, especially form the governing body for nurses which advocates their role, contribution and the professional responsibilities to individual’s with type 2 diabetes and their family members/careers according to (NMC, 2008). When food is ingested it travel along the digestive track in to the stomach. where it is broken down in to nutrients in order to be absorbed by the small intestine and inters the blood stream to travel through the circulation to all body cells. One of the nutrients is glucose. When the glucose concentration rise it get detected by the beta cells in the pancreas…

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