Diabetes Essays

Diabetes Mellitus,

Since diabetes is such a complex disease with many different forms, we decided to focus on diabetes type I. This is known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). This type of diabetes includes people who are dependant on injections of insulin on a daily basis in order to satisfy the bodies insulin needs, they cannot survive without these injections. OVERVIEW OF DIABETES TYPE I What is diabetes type I? In order to understand the disease we firstly need to know about…

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Diabetes Informative Speech

Introduction: When I was a little girl I remember going to my mother to tattletale on my grandmother. I told my mother that I seen my grandmother poking her finger to make herself bleed just so that she could get a cool band aid. At that time, I thought band aids were pretty awesome. Little did I know, my grandmother had other reasons for poking her finger. I now know that reason is diabetes. Today I will help inform you…

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Critique a Research Study

The nursing research study I chose at the beginning of the semester was Impact of health literacy and patient trust on glycemic control in an urban USA population. The research article begins with a description of Diabetes, its consequences of the disease process, complications, economic cost, and the public health crisis that is foreseen over the next few decades. Research has shown that improvement of glycosylated hemoglobin concentration (HbA1c) in diabetics can have a significant positive impact on this impending…

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

There are two types of diabetes, diabetes mellitus and diabetes incipidus. The term ketoacidosis can happen in both but more often in type one. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a state or condition in which happens to patients with type one diabetes, those who are dependent to insulin therapy. It can occur in type two diabetes, but the situation may differ from the other. Defining characteristics include increase level of sugar in the blood and high concentration of ketones in body fluids….

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Quantitative Critique

This is a critique of the quantitative research article titled Influence of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes on Gluconeogenesis and Glucose Output in Humans studied by Amelia Gastaldelli, Simona Baldi, Maura Pettiti, Elana Tischi, Stefania Camastra, Andrea Natali, Bernard R. Landau and Ele Ferrannini. This article was published in the journal Diabetes in 2000 volume 49 issue 8 pages 1367-1373. Purpose, PICO and Level of Evidence The investigators wanted to study individuals who were obese and those who had type…

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Nursing in the Community

In this assignment the topics discussed is a nursing problem related to a medical diagnosis taking from an example of a patient dealt with while the nursing student was out on clinical placement. For this assignment the patient has a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Kevin Brophy (pseudonym) is a 9 year old boy that had come into the Paediatric Unit. He is of the Roman Catholic religion. He lives with only his mother and she is educated about…

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Homeostatic Imbalances

High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. “Blood pressure” is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. Overview The condition itself usually has no signs or symptoms. You can have it for years without knowing it. During…

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Junk Foods and Healthy Foods

Junk food contains very high fat and sugar. . Also junk food has preservatives, chemicals, artificial colours and flavours. But healthy food is not containing these substances. However, both junk food and healthy food are delicious but junk food has more delicious than healthy food. The price is compatible with the pocket money for most of the kids and the teenagers who frequent the joints and it also is a great buy to makeup for the shortage of time. It…

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Social Survey

Diabetes is the seventh major cause of death in the United States of America. Diabetes is a condition that arises from the inability of the body to produce insulin or to utilize it appropriately. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for converting blood glucose into a more body friendly form called glycogen. When the body’s ability to convert glucose to glycogen is compromised there is an increase in the blood glucose levels. This is detrimental to the health of…

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Body Fat and Eating Disorder Paper

Body composition is divided into two separate types of mass. These types of masses are referred to as fat-free mass and body fat. Fat-free mass is made up of the body’s non-fat tissue. Fat-free mass is the type that is bone, water muscle, and tissue. Body fat the other type of mass is fat that is located within our body. Body fat is needed because it helps protects our internal organs. It also provides energy, and helps our hormones perform…

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Diabetes Outline

Type 1 Diabetes- (aka Juvenile diabetes mellitus insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus) * Causes by destruction of the beta cells in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas. When the beta cells are destroyed they are no longer able to produce insulin. Insulin must then be injected so the body can use food for energy. * Only 5-10% of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. * It is thought to be caused by vital infections or an autoimmune response. *…

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Diabetes Presentation

Learning Team A was tasked to create a 15-20 slide presentation of a major health issue prevalent in the United States. The group chose the disease diabetes.  Diabetes is a disease that affects how your body uses blood glucose. The glucose in your body is important because it is an important source of energy for the cells that make up our muscles and tissues. It is the main source of fuel for our brain. Mellitus- Also known as Type 1 Diabetes, TD1; formerly insulin dependent diabetes or…

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Preventing Obesity to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is an ailment in which the human body refuses to produce or make appropriate use of insulin. Insulin happens to be a hormone which is required to convert starches, sugar and other foods into energy for everyday life. Although the causes of diabetes remain as a mystery, many medical experts believe that genetics and poor lifestyle choices – e g. lack of exercise – that result in obesity may very well be responsible for the disease (“Diabetes”). Of course,…

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Chronic Disease Risk Assessment

When I did the assessment for chronic diseases I chose to do one for Diabetes because I am considered obese with a BMI of 39. 9 so with this certain risk factor of obesity I run the risk of developing diabetes, the assessment states “Compared to a typical woman my age, my risk of developing diabetes is above average” that is very scary because I know that diabetes can be dangerous and cause many other health problems, also it runs…

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Critical Review of the Literature of the Role That Dietary Factors Play in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Critical Review of the Literature of the role that Dietary Factors Play in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes’ Introduction Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is a rapidly growing international public health issue. It has been reported that 285 million 20–79 year olds had the disease in 2010 worldwide and this is estimated to grow to 439 million by 2030. (19) T2D has been associated with a variety of other health problems such as cardiovascular disease, blindness and shortened life expectancy. (4,40) The…

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