diabetes case study 11 – The Nursing Hub

Diabetes Case Study
Chief Complaint
“My left foot feels weak and numb. I have a hard time pointing my toes up.”
History of Present Illness
D.T. is 42-year-old Caucasian woman who has had an elevated blood sugar and cholesterol 2 years ago but did not follow up with a clinical diagnostic work-up. She had participated in the state’s annual health screening program and noticed her fasting blood sugar was 160 and her cholesterol was 250. However, she felt “perfectly fine at the time” and did not want to take any more medications. Except for a number of “female infections,” she has felt fine recently.
Today, she presents to the clinic complaining that her left foot has been weak and numb for nearly 3 weeks and that the foot is difficult to flex. She denies any other weakness or numbness at this time. She does report that she has been very thirsty lately and gets up more often at night to urinate. She has attributed these symptoms to the extremely warm weather and drinking more water to keep hydrated. She has gained a total of 50 pounds since her last pregnancy 10 years ago, 20 pounds in the last 6 months alone.
Past Medical History

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (since her early 20s)
Breast biopsy positive for fibroadenoma at age 30
Gestational diabetes with second child 10 years ago
Multiple yeast infections during the past 3 years that she has self-treated with OTC antifungal creams and salt bath
Hypertension for 10 years

Past Surgical History
C-section 14 years ago
OB-GYN History

Menarche at age 11
Last pap smear 3 years ago

Family History

Type 2 DM present in older brother and maternal grandfather. Both were diagnosed in their late 40s. Brother takes both pills and shots.
Mother alive and well
Father has COPD
Two other siblings alive and well
All three children are alive and well

Social History

Married 29 years with 3 children; husband is a school teacher
Family lives in a four bedroom single family home
Patient works as a seamstress
Smokes 1 pack per day (since age 16) and drinks two alcoholic drinks 4 days per week
Denies illegal drug uses
Never exercises and has tried multiple fad diets for weight loss with little success. She now eats a diet rich in fats and refined sugars.

Allergies
NKDA
Medications

Lisinopril 10 mg daily
Loratadine 10 mg daily

Review of Systems
General
Admits to recent onset of fatigue
HEENT
Has awakened on several occasions with blurred vision and dizziness or lightheadedness upon standing: Denies vertigo, head trauma, ear pain, difficulty swallowing or speaking
Cardiac
Denies chest pain, palpitations, and difficulty breathing while lying down
Lungs
Denies cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing
GI
Denies nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating or pain, diarrhea, or food intolerance, but admits occasional episodes of constipation
GU
Has experienced increased frequency and volumes of urination, but denies pain during urination, blood in the urine, or urinary incontinence
EXT
Denies leg cramps or swelling in the ankles and feet; has never experienced weakness, tingling or numbness in arms or legs prior to this episode
Neuro
Has never had a seizure and denies recent headaches
Derm
Has a rash under her bilateral breast and in groin area
Endocrine
Denies a history of goiter and has not experienced heat or cold intolerance
Vital Signs
BP 165/100, T 98 F, P 88 regular, HT 5 feet 4 inches, RR 20 non labored, WT 210 lbs
What you need to do:

Develop an evidence-based management plan.
Include any pertinent diagnostics.
Describe the patient education plan.
Include cultural and lifespan considerations.
Provide information on health promotion or health care maintenance needs.
Describe the follow-up and referral for this patient.
Prepare a 3–5-page paper (not including the title page or reference page).
6 APA Formate References.
No plagiarism 
Original work 

Format
The paper should be no more than 3–5 pages (not including the title page and reference pages.
Assignment Requirements:
Before finalizing your work, you should:

be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);
consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and
utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.

Your writing Assignment should:

follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
use APA 6th Edition format as outlined in the APA Progression Ladder.

FILLER TEXT
 
Do you need a similar assignment done for you from scratch? We have qualified writers to help you. We assure you an A+ quality paper that is free from plagiarism. Order now for an Amazing Discount!Use Discount Code “Newclient” for a 15% Discount!NB: We do not resell papers. Upon ordering, we do an original paper exclusively for you.

Open chat