Nursing Care Plan – Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
August 18, 2008 · 9 Comments
Type 2 diabetes mellitus occurs when the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of the hormone insulin and/or the body’s tissues become resistant to normal or even high levels of insulin. This causes high blood glucose (sugar) levels, which can lead to a number of complications if untreated.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition that requires regular monitoring and treatment. Treatment, which includes lifestyle adjustments, self-care measures, and sometimes medications, can control blood glucose levels in the near-normal range and minimize the risk of diabetes-related complications.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 85% of all people with diabetes.
- Any symptoms of DM Type 1
- recurring or hard-to heal skin, gum or urinary tract infections
- tingling of hands and feet
- itching of skin and genitals
These symptoms appear gradually over time. Symptoms can be less marked and sometimes no symptoms appear.
NCP – Diabetes Mellitus Type 2