Diabetes and its treatment

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Diabetes and its treatment NURS 324 Fall 2010 Dr. Smith diabetes  Etiology is either lack of insulin production by the pancreas or development of insulin resistance  An endocrine disorder resulting in high serum levels of glucose (hyperglycemia)  Long-term hyperglycemia associated with HTN, CAD, renal failure, blindness, neuropathy, amputations, stroke  Usually diagnosed by fasting plasma glucose: Diabetes treatment  For both types: healthy diet, exercise, tight control of BP, lipids  Type 1 patients require insulin replacement  Type 2 patients may start with oral meds and eventually need insulin replacement Diabetes monitoring  Patients self-monitor blood glucose levels for short and long-term safety, control  This is only a snapshot at one particular moment  Goals for AM fasting PGs are 90-130 mg/dL  HbA1C is a way to measure average blood glucose levels over the last three months Functions of insulin  Release is stimulated by a rise in blood glucose  Functions are primarily anabolic:-stimulates uptake of glucose, amino acids, etc into tissues-promotes synthesis of organic molecules  Deficiency of or resistance to insulin results in hyperglycemia because of increased Types of insulin  Seven types...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NURS 324 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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