sugars to rise (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). Most patients with type two diabetes are older than age 30, and major risk factors for type two diabetes include obesity and family history. Gestational diabetes is diabetes during pregnancy. This occurs due to the pregnant woman becoming intolerant to glucose which is thought to be caused by one’s body developing anti-insulin effects creased by progesterone, cortisol, and human placental lactogen (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). This typically resolves post pregnancy. Type two diabetes given the potential late onset can be life-threatening for many individuals. For this population group being on average over 30 years of age, the comprehension factor as to managing their diabetes can be rather troublesome. The discovering of their diagnosis
DIABETES 3 can be through various troubling symptoms such as polyuria, polydipsia, weight loss, polyphagia, blurred vision, and can present gradually, insidiously, and can often go for years unnoticed (Arcangelo, Peterson, Wilbur, & Reinhold, 2017). This diagnosis is then evaluated through plasma glucose levels and further evaluation of their blood glucose levels to determine if the patient is normoglycemic, prediabetes, or a diabetic. This may call for the initiation of drug therapy to further treat their bodies lack of insulin and glucose intolerance.
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