Diabetes Mellitus Case Study

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

53 Responses

  1. Mokhoro says:

    thanx tis helpd me a lot guys

  2. tonya says:


    I'm tryingto compose a nutritional assessment for a Adolescent with Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes Mellitus (CFRDM) and don';t even know how to compose it. Any adice would be greatly appreciated

  3. cezquijada says:

    hi can anyone give me the link for a nursing care plan for gestational diabetes

  4. Rosie says:

    oh, i have another question, which comes first Diabetes Mellitus or Hypertension? or the other way around? and why? tnx for the reply :)

    • Noel D says:

      One does not cause the other however, if a diabetes is left uncontrolled it can damage the kidney much just like any other vital organ.

    • pauline Anas says:

      correct me if i'm wrong .. :) as i have read DM if left uncontrolled can cause Hypertension due to the increase accumulation of glucose in the blood this makes blood viscous , the flow of blood is very much affected,causing stasis of other blood nutrients. there would be accumulation of lipids and other components in the blood stream and may result to building up of plaque which narrows the blood vessel diameter therefore increases the risk for hypertension… but i haven't read anything about hypertension causing diabetes…

  5. Rosie says:

    uhm hello. i just want to ask what are the possible diagnosis for a patient having DM type 2. this is for my project. pls. help me guys. tnx

  6. kitel says:

    Just wondering why is it there is a sudden weight loss while the some symptoms of DM was hunger?

    • mars says:

      good question. it is because of intracellular hypoglycemia which leads to breakdown of fats for glucogenesis and gluconogenesis that eventually results to decrease muscle mass.

    • lorie says:

      weight loss usually for type 1,
      polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria
      polyphagia/excessive hunger because the cells in the body cannot take up glucose due to lack of insulin, body gets fatigue, lack of energy~~ so brain thinks that in order to compensate for lack of energy we need to eat more~~the hunger is just the bodys reaction.

  7. raian says:

    tanx 4 this it helps me a lot …. GoDbless

  8. doreen says:

    its great to have this issue being discussed since it helps people who dnt have more knoledge on diabetes to know the predisposing factors of it thus helping people 2 avoid the factors contributing 2 its cause.im also carring out a research on the level of knowledge on predesposing factors of diabetes mellitus.plz im requesting if you can assist me with the background of the study.

  9. shaima says:

    Hi, if u don't maind could u please send me the case study, am having the same case as an assingment

  10. can u help me about my nursing care plan sample of gestational diabetes mellitus

  11. kim says:

    tnx po….

  12. emjey says:

    it really helps me a lot….. thank u..thank u…

  13. belle says:

    tnx for this. it helps a loit

  14. sangavai says:

    i need a scope of study for diabetes mellitus. since i am doing project on dm. my obj is to charecterise different classes on dm. and to see hw the ogtt curve for them..

  15. omar says:

    I want case study ,…………………………

  16. louise marc 1203 says:

    thaks for dis case study it is so very helpful

  17. jeck says:

    slamat po!!!

  18. nisha says:

    its really good thank you very much

  19. yhen says:

    hi! thanks for this site i’ve got lots of idea for our case study.. big thanks! =)

  1. August 15, 2008

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