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Doctor insights on: Nursing Management Of Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy?

Glucose intolerance: The short paragraph here doesn't give me alot to explain this, but basically pregnancy is a relatively glucose resistant state and the more times you are pregnant, the more likely you get gestational diabetes. There are alterations in Insulin levels and Insulin resistance during the pregnancy. The typical american diet of high sugar processed foods doesn't help. ...Read more

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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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Are diabetes insipidus and cigarettes related?

Are diabetes insipidus and cigarettes related?

Nicotine: Nicotine increases release of most pituitary hormones, including ADH (vasopressin) (anti-diuretic hormone), in a normal pituitary gland. Diabetes insipidus is produced by deficient or abscent secretion of ADH (vasopressin) or lack of response from the kidneys. Therefore cigarett smoking will not bring improvement of the condition. ...Read more

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Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Possible complications of diabetes mellitus?

Many: Diabetes is a multi system disease. Therefore it can affect almost any part of your body. You name, i can tie a potential diabetic complication. I'll quickly go head to toe. 1: brain - stroke 2: eyes: blindness 3: heart: coronary disease 4: gi: gastroparesis (slowing) 5: genito/urinary: erectile dysfunction 6: legs: poor circulation this is just a small sampling! ...Read more

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What is the health implications of taking diabetic patients sugars for non diabetic?

What is the health implications of  taking  diabetic  patients sugars for non diabetic?

Serious: I assume you mean taking a diabetic patients medications when you are not diabetic? If that is what you mean, than stop immediately. Low sugars can result in a non-diabetic if taking certain diabetic medications. Discuss with your dr. If you feel you have diabetes and need treatment, which would then be tailored to you. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes: Chronic kidney disease is a long term complication of dm. I am afraid there is no nursing care involved, but appropriate medications, can postpone the need for dialysis depending on the severity of illness. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

What is the most effective treatment for niddm (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus)?

Diet exercise oral : Along with diet and exercise, oral agents such as glipizide/glyburide followed by the addition of metformin if not controlled. Glimepiride is often the next step. Then pioglitazone and sitagliptin could be used after previous alternatives attempted. ...Read more

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more

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Diabetics control of blood sugar differs from athletes vs non-athletes?

Diabetics control of blood sugar differs from athletes vs non-athletes?

Not really: Control means keeping the blood sugar normal. Athletes burn more calories and may be able to eat more and use less medication. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

What are the predisposing factors in gestational diabetes mellitus?

Weight/Genetics: Diabetes often runs in families, and 70% of women with gestational diabetes will get diabetes later in life. Major risks include obesity (body mass index >30), older maternal age, past history of gestational diabetes, and ethnicity (african americans, native americans, south asia/india, hispanic, pacific islanders, and some from the caribbean). Be sure to get re-tested 6-12 weeks after delivery. ...Read more

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How are diabetes mellitus and just diabetes different?

How are diabetes mellitus and just diabetes different?

Old latin term: Type i diabetes, juvenile diabetes is found in children who have lost pancreatic production of Insulin and have poor growth, frequent infections and elevated blood sugar. This may be autoimmune or allergy driven. Type ii diabetes, adult onset, commonly found in patients with Insulin resistance, central obesity and poor exercise habits. The latin term is now shortened to diabetes (type i or ii). ...Read more

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What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

Many: Depends on the severity of the disorder, you can get dehydrated or have electrolyte imbalances. The physical consequences of di are: dry mouth, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, sunken eyes, weight loss, fatigue, headache, muscle spasms... ...Read more

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How is pre-diabetes different from diabetes?

Blood Sugar: Pre-diabetes is defined as elevated blood sugars above normal but below the threshold for diagnosing as true diabetes. Some ranges place pre-diabetes as fasting blood sugars between 100-126. The american diabetes association reports that approximately 11% of pre-diabetics develop diabetes over the next 3 years and most will by approximately 10 years. ...Read more

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Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Hyperlipidemia: Is essentially high cholesterol. Diabetes is a distinct disorder. Some folks have one or the other and you appear to have both. Both need to be treated. Please see your doc who can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the genetic risk of having a gestational diabetes mellitus?

Depends on Risks: The risk relates to obesity (body mass index>30) or being >110% of ideal body weight, family history of diabetes, ethnic group (eg, hispanic-american, african-american, native american, south or east asian, pacific islander), age >25, history of a baby >9 lbs, maternal birthweight >9lbs (or <6). The one you can control is weight, so work with your doctor if it's too high. ...Read more

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Is insulin pump good for all types of diabetes?

Approve for both: Both type 1 and type 2 diabetics can be put on an Insulin pump, however, it is not the messiah of diabetes care. You get out what you put into it. If used correctly, it can significantly change your quality of life and control of diabetes. However, if you are using it simply as a glorified Insulin dispenser, then it will disappoint you. Not everyone is a candidate for an Insulin pump. ...Read more