Symptoms And Treatment Of The Patient

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The patient is a 19-year-old male named Matt. He was being treated for lethargy, excessive thirst, recent unexpected weight loss, fever, and complaints of frequent urination. Matt is a college cross-country runner who is otherwise is healthy. He is currently uninsured and his diet consists of fast food meals and prepackaged meals. Also, he consumes 3-4 beers about 3-4 days a week. Matt is allergic to Penicillin as well as Sulfa Drugs. After the assessment Matt has a temperature of 101.6 F and has a pain level of 4/10 while urinating in which he experiences a burning pain. His skin is warm and dry and has a 1 inch by 5/8th inch skin break on the posterior right ankle that has not healed in 3 weeks. Additionally, Matt was treated once in…show more content…
This allows insulin within the body because with type 1 diabetes the body is not producing any insulin. NPH is an intermediate acting insulin which has an onset of one to two hours, a peak of four to eight hours and a duration of ten to eighteen hours. The adverse effects of this drug is hypoglycemia, weight gain, and lipodystrophy at the site of repeated injections (Lilley 516). When using this drug is important to take 30-60 minutes before breakfast so the insulin has reached onset before the patient has ingested any carbohydrates. NPH is supposed to have a white opaque solution and it has to be rolled not shaken because it will produce bubbles. The insulin can be injected in the back or front of the thigh, the back of the arm, and two inches away from the umbilicus. Be sure to rotate injection sites within the same general location for about a week before moving to a completely different location because it helps the insulin absorb better (Lilley 528). If the insulin is discolored or expired do not use it. The medication must be stored at room temperature up to a month. Bactrim was indicated due to his elevated white blood cell count, positive leukocyte esterase in his urine and the burning sensation he is experiencing. Bactrim classified as a sulfonamide antibiotic. This particular antibiotic inhibits the growth of susceptible bacteria by
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