Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Dr. Chovan & Dr. Butz
Diabetes, Autonomic Neuropathy, Pathophysiology of Diabetes, anesthesia, nursing, pancreatic dysfunction
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
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Przybysz, Megan, "Type I and Type II Diabetes Mellitus: Pathophysiology and Nursing Anesthesia Considerations" (2021). Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN). 491.