Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 2021

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan & Dr. Butz


Diabetes, Autonomic Neuropathy, Pathophysiology of Diabetes, anesthesia, nursing, pancreatic dysfunction

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Diabetes Mellitus is prevalent across the globe, affecting more than 400 million people worldwide (Ogurtsova, 2017). Due to the high incidence of those affected, all healthcare providers will be responsible for the care of a diabetic patient, making it imperative that providers have a working knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes. This poster discusses the pathophysiology of type I and type II diabetes mellitus, as well as diabetes signs and symptoms and diagnostic criteria. There is also an examination of comorbidities associated with diabetes and how the pathophysiology of diabetes assists in the development of conditions such as autonomic neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, and hepatic function decline. Further topics include a discussion of general nursing and nursing anesthesia implications when caring for a diabetic patient.

Keywords: Diabetes, autonomic neuropathy, pathophysiology of diabetes, anesthesia, nursing, pancreatic dysfunction

Licensing Permission

Copyright, some rights reserved. Attribution – Noncommercial – No Derivative Works

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Nursing Commons



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