Purchase Solution

Risks with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

I need help answering the questions attached regarding Type 2 diabetes. It is a case study. Thanks!

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

The solution involves answering 5 questions concerning the health risks that a patient with uncontrolled diabetes type 2 has. It includes signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, complications of a sedentary life and the connection to cardiovascular disease. References are included.

Solution Preview

Hi, I hope this helps you,

1. What are the specific risks/complication to having uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes?

The patient with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes is at risk of nephropathy, coronary artery disease (CAD), distal symmetric polyneuropathy or symptomatic autonomic neuropathy, and retinopathy (Pambianco et al., 2006). Nephropathy can complicate control of existing hypertension or cause hypertension. If diabetes is not under control, the nephropathy can lead to renal failure and death. CAD complications include myocardial infarction and death. Distal symmetry polyneuropathy includes not only numbness, tingling, painful discomfort of legs, burning sensation, and sensory loss (Archer, Watkins, Thomas, P, Sharma, & Payan, 1983). This can lead to ulcers in the foot because the patient doesn't feel the way the shoe fits or any laceration in the foot. Retinopathy often leads to blindness (Fong et al., 2004).

2. When and how often should Mr. Wallace monitor his blood glucose?

A random A1C level should be done to decide if treatment is needed. Although the ADA 2013 guidelines recommend that self-monitoring should be used to adjust to food intake, activity, or medications to reach specific treatment goals, self-monitoring has not been proven useful to monitor blood sugars in patients that are not on insulin (O'Riordan, 2007). Only if Mr. Wallace would be using insulin then the ADA recommends self-monitoring at least prior to meals and snacks, occasionally after eating, at bedtime, before exercise or critical tasks such as driving, when low blood glucose is suspected, and after treating ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Test your health planning and program evaluation knowledge

Health planning and program evaluation is an important aspect of the Health Sciences' field. Organizations and communities must understand the needs of their audiences, and a way to obtain this datum is through proper design and assessment. This quiz will test your ability to understand the importance of planning and evaluation in the health sector.

Managed Care Organizations

This quiz will test the basics of managed care organizations. It is important to know how our health care delivery system operates through managed care.

Celiac Disease

This quiz will provide a brief introduction to Celiac Disease. Questions will focus on definitions and symptoms.

Stress Continuum

All humans experience stress and a certain level is motivating for learning. However, a high level of stress for prolonged periods of time may have a negative impact. This information focuses on the four stages of stress. Understanding stress assists in maintaining a healthy level.

Vitals about a Patient's Vitals

Basic questions about blood pressure and measurements.