Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Title

Diabetes

Date of Award

8-3-2019

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan and Sue Butz

Keywords

Diabetes, Diabetes type 1, Diabetes type 2, Obesity, pancreas, Insulin

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can affect different body systems. There are two categories of diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, insulin production is diminished or absent due to autoimmune attack on the beta cells in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of insulin resistance due to beta cell failure. Although the cause is unknown, some of the contributing factors of diabetes include environmental, genetics, race, and family history. In addition, research has shown a significant linkage between obesity and diabetes. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that predispose individuals to diabetes as well as standard that can help identify and diagnose the condition. The classical symptoms of diabetes include excessive urination, excessive thirst, hunger, and blur vision.

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