Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. John D. Chovan, Dr. Susan A. Butz


Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-resistance, pathophysiology, hyperglycemia, glucose, insulin

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Type II Diabetes Mellitus (DMII) is a metabolic disorder that affects glucose metabolism. Characteristics of DMII include: hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and impaired insulin secretion by the pancreas. Contributing risk factors in the development of DMII includes: familial history of diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, hypertension, and other comorbid medical conditions. Signs and symptoms of DMII include: polyuria, polydipsia, fatigue, weight loss, blurry vision, as well as, other long-term complications. The complex pathophysiology of DMII will be discussed in this poster, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of DMII. Greater discussion and education is needed for healthcare providers with the increase prevalence of DMII among individuals.

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