Nursing Care Plan – Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

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.

Symptoms:

  • Any symptoms of DM Type 1
  • recurring or hard-to heal skin, gum or urinary tract infections
  • drowsiness
  • 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

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.

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