Pathophysiology Of Type II Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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Pathophysiology of Type II Non-Insulin Dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM): Type II Non-insulin dependent diabetes is the most common. It often occurs in older adults, patients who are overweight, and patient with metabolic disorders. It can happen at any age though. The tissues in the body have built some resistance to insulin. The insulin levels in these patients can vary from low to high and can also be normal. You might be at risk of developing Non-insulin dependent diabetes if you have a family history diabetes, being obese, not exercising enough, and your age. Rosdahl (2012) notes that Non-insulin dependent diabetes patients do not need insulin for life but May or may not need it to help control their insulin levels. Most patients…show more content…
Treatment for non-insulin dependent diabetes is different for everyone. For example, if a patient is obese they would have try to choose a healthier way of eating and meal planning, also include and exercise routine. For overweight patients weight management is very important. Some may need medication to help with insulin but not all. Pathophysiology of Type I Insulin Dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM): In type I Insulin diabetes mellitus. Usually patients who get it are younger patients. Type I diabetes signs and symptoms are extreme thirst extreme hunger, and extreme urination, which are usually always present. Just like in type II diabetes, some test that they will take for type I diabetes are fasting plasma glucose test, which is done in the morning before eating to keep track of your glucose levels and oral glucose tolerance test, which is done by glucose check in the morning, they then have you drink a liquid that is high in glucose, you wait 2 hours and finally your glucose is checked again. Treatment for patients with type I diabetes is a life time insulin injections. The pancreas and if a patient does not produce or make enough the glucose levels will rise in the blood making the patient hyperglycemic (which is high sugar levels in the blood) because they cannot enter the body cell. This is where the patient would need their insulin injections to help keep their blood sugar regulated. Identify and compare the signs and symptoms of Type I and Type II
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