Unit 8 Captone Project: Diabetes Paper

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Diabetes Joseph Cassels HS200: Diseases of the Human Body Unit 8 Capstone Project: Diabetes Kaplan University July 7, 2014 Diagnostic testing When it comes to Diabetes there are different classifications such as type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, latent autoimmune diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of youth, and miscellaneous causes. The diagnosis can be determined by three different types of testing such as the measurement of A1C level, oral glucose tolerance testing, or fasting or random blood glucose level. Although it is not definite most doctors would agree that people who have hypertension or hyperlipidemia should be tested for diabetes. It is important for patients with diabetes to have a timely diagnosis and start treatment as soon as possible because a lot of the complications that are associated with diabetes such as nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy, cardiovascular disease, stroke and even death can be delayed or even prevented…show more content…
Insulin needs to often change over your lifetime. Changes in weight, what you eat, health conditions, activity level, and work can affect the amount of insulin needed to control your blood sugar (McCulloch 2014). If you decide to do an insulin regime there are some drawbacks such as you will need to change your lifestyle which include your daily activities, what you eat, how much and when you exercise, and you will have to check your blood sugar like four or more times per day. You also need to be cautious because the risk of low blood sugar episodes is increased. But remember there are many different ways of taking your insulin such as needle and syringe, injecting through clothing, insulin pen injectors, inhaled insulin, and insulin pump. So just remember there is a few different ways in order to make taking your insulin comfortable to

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