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Diabetes Mellitus (Dm) Is a Family Essay

… Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a family of diseases that is typified by chronic hyperglycemia and the development of long-term complications. Decreased insulin action is characteristic of all forms of diabetes mellitus (Winter & Sognorino 2002). DM usually has its onset in individuals before the age of 25 years, where the essential abnormality is related to absolute insulin deficiency (Venes 2009). Diabetes is a systemic disease that has harmful effects on several organs with potentially devastating effects on a person's health (2002). In people with DM, there can be adverse effects on the retina, glomeruli, nerves, and arterial blood vessels. This can lead to high morbidity and premature mortality (2002). In general, DM is becoming more and more common in the United States as well as…. [read more]


African-Americans in Louisiana Term Paper

… She dominated her children and husband, the Sambo, with her temper. This image of the Mammy as the controller of the African-American male, was used as further evidence of his inferiority to whites (http://www.students.vcu.edu/counsel/MC/stereo.html).

The second is the "Sapphire" stereotype, a demanding woman who refuses to take moral responsibility either for her own actions or for the actions that she demands of others.

Sapphire was a stereotype solidified through the hit show "Amos 'n' Andy" (Jewell, 1993). This profoundly popular series began on the radio in 1926 and developed into a television series, ending in the 1950s (Boskin, 1986). This cartoon show depicted the Sapphire character as a bossy, headstrong woman who was engaged in an ongoing verbal battle with her husband, Kingfish (Jewell, 1993).…. [read more]


Healthcare Finance Term Paper

… Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act of 2013

Healthcare Finance

Senator Franken (D-MN) introduced a bill (S. 452) into the Senate on March 5, 2013 that provides a mechanism through which Medicare and Medicaid recipients, who are at risk for developing diabetes, can receive preventive care services (Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act, 2013; Civic Impulse, 2013). The Senate version of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act of 2013 (MDPA) has 14 cosponsors, all Democrats, while the House version has 17 Democrat sponsors. This bill is quite detailed and lengthier than previous bills intended to state a policy position, which suggests there may be considerable interest in moving this bill through the respective committees for a floor vote.

MDPA Details

The main provision in the MDPA gives authority to the…. [read more]


Diabetes Mellitus (Dm) Term Paper

… Recommend testing for ketones in all urine samples from patients with type 1 DM who exhibit persistent, rapid, and marked fluctuation in their degree of hyperglycemia.

DKA is acute metabolic changes in the body due to lack of insulin or poor response to insulin due to stress or illness. It is characterized by hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acidosis, leading to osmotic diuresis and dehydration.

Since Kusuf also has been diagnosed with Ketosis and Acidosis, the key to treatment of DKA is volume repletion, insulin therapy, and specific metabolic corrections.

One of the first steps in managing type 1 DM is diet control. According to the ADA policy, the diet treatment is based upon nutritional assessment and treatment goals. Diet recommendations should be made in view of…. [read more]


Walker and Avant ) Essay

… Model Cases

Frank is a 18-year-old who suffers from Type 1 diabetes Mellitus and is under observation in a local Diabetes clinic. Over the previous few years, Frank has been observed maturing into a young, energetic, brilliant and independent minded person in his diabetes care. He is very responsible as indicated by his narration on how he takes care of himself. For instance, he checks his glucose level everyday; he also constantly adjusts his insulin dose coupled with a strict regime of exercise and a strict meal plan. He noted that this process has taken place gradually and that he has of late become more independent when compared to when he was younger. He performs his diabetes care activities independently and without any reminders.

Alternative…. [read more]


Nursing There Are Many Diseases Article Review

… Moreover, there are millions of diseases that many women across the world are suffering from, whose screening has not been mentioned in the list of services that are provided by this program.

One of the prevention programs that advocate early screening is the vaccination of women and girls for cervical cancer that is acquired because of the exposure to the HPV. It has been proved that by vaccinating the women and girls before they become sexually active can result in a significantly decreased incidence of getting cervical cancer over the years. Since 70% of the cervical cancers are caused by the infection of HPV, there will be an increased need for the screening of the women who have been vaccinated along with the ones who…. [read more]


How Poor Diet & Lifestyle Cause Diabetes Term Paper

… 3 years



Persons with Health Insurance: 100%



Adults with Diabetes: 6.5%



Adults with hypertension: 22.4%



Physical/ Social Environment (crime, retail, housing, air and water quality, walkability score, schools, health insurance, business plans, nutrition, neighborhood indicators, health disparities data)

Crime: 77 most frequent crimes this past year



Health insurance: Clinician to patient ratios

* 1 to 138 for primary care

* 1 to 118 for dentists

* 1 to 267 for mental health

* 1 to 68 for other



Top health disparities in order: Pneumonia (510 patients), Congestive Heart Failure (474), and Acute Myocardial Infarction (268 patients)

- In 2015, average household…. [read more]


Clinical Decision-Making Research Proposal

… Clinical Decision Making Guide

SUBJECTIVE DATA

Chief complaint: Acanthosis nigricans

History of Present Illness: Patient was good in health until...(put the chronological history of your patient for example..2 years prior to consult patient experienced....)

Current health data is obtained

Current medications: NA

Allergies: NA

Last physical examinations: 2 years

Immunization status: NA

LMP and type of birth control (if applicable)

Past Medical History

Illnesses / trauma: NA

Hospitalizations: NA

OB History: NA

Sexual History: NA

Emotional/Psychiatric History: NA

Family History: Family history for Diabetes, Type II maternal grandparents, and hypertension in grandparents on both sides of the family.

F. Personal/Social History: NA

G. Review of Systems (appropriate to clinical scenario)

OBJECTIVE DATA

A.

Her Vital signs from school are BP 144/92, HR 88, RR 16,…. [read more]

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