Symptoms And Treatment Of Diabetes

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Sarah Jo Abbinanti

MED 2056


Diabetes Mellitus

Ms. Evelyn Sadsad

August 21, 2015

As America’s 7th leading cause of death, Diabetes is steadily rising as a consequential result to the contagious sedentary lifestyle involving a very poor diet lacking in nutritional value and an increase in sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Many contributing risk factors are prevalent and attribute to the expanding number of the population who acquire diabetes. Signs and symptoms of Type I and Type II diabetes can be a distinguishing factor of the disease. Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can be compared and contrast in many different manners as can the differences of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with hyperglycemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma (HHNKA). Thankfully, with medical technological advances, diabetic sufferers have many medications and treatments available to help control the symptoms. Complications may arise with this disease if the patient isn’t compliant in adhering with the nursing care plan given. Being diagnosed with diabetes is the first step into the right direction of a long-term care plan. Type I diabetes, or better known as Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM), was commonly known as Juvenile Diabetes. It occurs as a result of the body attacking the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas, but is unknown as to why this happens (Mandal, 2013). Usually diagnosed in children and young adulthood, NIDDM affects the

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