Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Essay

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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease that is modifiable and preventable through diet and exercise. The incidence of T2DM is propagated by a sedentary lifestyle and excessive caloric intake. Maintenance of a desirable body weight, diet, and exercise are the mainstay therapy for T2DM (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, & Sanberg-Cook, 2013).
I have chosen Shannon, a 30 year old single African American female who is newly diagnosed with T2DM for my health promotion paper. Shannon is obese with a Basal Metabolic Index (BMI) of 32 and HbA1c of 9.8 %. She is otherwise healthy with no known medical problems. When I first met Shannon, she was petrified of her diagnosis and the accompanied symptoms (polyruria, polydipsia, fatigue,
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Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease that is modifiable and preventable through diet and exercise. The incidence of T2DM is propagated by a sedentary lifestyle and excessive caloric intake. Maintenance of a desirable body weight, diet, and exercise are the mainstay therapy for T2DM (Buttaro, Trybulski, Bailey, & Sanberg-Cook, 2013).
I have chosen Shannon, a 30 year old single African American female who is newly diagnosed with T2DM for my health promotion paper. Shannon is obese with a Basal Metabolic Index (BMI) of 32 and HbA1c of 9.8 %. She is otherwise healthy with no known medical problems. When I first met Shannon, she was petrified of her diagnosis and the accompanied symptoms (polyruria, polydipsia, fatigue, blurry vision and paresthesia of fingers and toes) and stated "I have to do something with my weight this time, I am scared!". During this initial clinic visit, we discussed T2DM disease process, its management, and complications. Shannon was very receptive of the information and is looking forward to her diabetic education class at Harper Hospital.
Two mutually agreed health promotion goals that are simple, attainable, realistic and sustainable were developed for Shannon. First, we agreed on a normal or near normal fasting and two hour postprandial blood glucose levels within 6 weeks of her diagnosis. Second, we agreed on the importance of adhering to a healthy well balanced diet and incorporation of an exercise regimen to help her lose
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