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Case Study Diabetes

Brett Said:

Need help with Anatomy and Physiology Case Study (Urinary Physiology)?

We Answered:

This is too complex to give you the answer here.
But, here is a link that will provide you with every answer
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Dolores Said:

I need help with this diabetes assignment my teacher has given me?

We Answered:

I think it would be better if you did your own homework. Go to webmd and research your project.

Stephanie Said:

I need help in a case study to know how a patient died, who was a heavy smoker.?

We Answered:

probably MI. the history of chest pain over five years is angina probably related to atherosclerosis. the coronary arteries would be narrowed with plaques and the myocardium would've been oxygen starved and possibly hypertrophied? i can't quite remember but look up MI and atherosclerosis for more information about the pathophysiology and anatomical changes related to the diseases.

Alan Said:

Ways to cut the cost of diabetes?

We Answered:

People with diabetes hold the most effective way to cut the cost of this disease by practicing best treatment and maintaining control of their disease. While the disease does have complications,it is the patients responsibility to follow the guidelines provided by physicians and such so that,down the line, we are not all paying for very complicated patients with multiple complications that many times can be avoided or delayed by good control and management of the disease.

Gloria Said:

Why are polydipsia, polyuria, and polypahgia all symptoms of diabetes?

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Polyphagia comes about because either the pancreas is not producing insulin (type 1 diabetes mellitus) or the body has become insensitive to the effects of the insulin that is being produced (type 2 diabetes mellitus). In either case, what is happening is that sugar (glucose) within the system is not being made available to the body's cells to produce energy. In effect, the body is starving. To compensate, more food is required in an attempt to 'feed' those body cells, hence the almost unavoidable intake of more food.

Because glucose is not being taken up by the body's cells for the production of energy, there's a build up of it within the bloodstream. As this, in itself, can lead to detrimental effects on various organs, the body's natural defence [defense if you're American] is to expel it. As it's the kidneys that tend to deal with many waste products, it is excreted in the form of frequent urination. (Polyuria)

As the body is excreting so much fluid, you become dehydrated. The natural defence, therefore, is to replace that fluid, leading by imbibing more fluid. (Polydipsia.) In effect, what's happening is that you are 'flushing' your system through.

I'm quite sure that if we get any medical professionals on here you'll get a more coherent explanation.

Susan Said:

why would a patient who suffers from diabetes type 2 and has just had a myocardial infarction...?

We Answered:

Prednisone is sometimes given to reduce inflammation in the heart which has recently undergone an infarction. This reduces the scarring and improves the pumping capacity of the heart in the long run.
I am not sure of its use in Type 2 DM patients. I think if they are well controlled (HbA1c and not Fasting sugar), they can be given steroids like prednisone. But then this is a grey area and others my differ

Leonard Said:

I need help with a case study in Pharmacology?

We Answered:

Critical thinking questions again.

Email your answers to me if you want and I'll go over them with you.

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