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Nursing Care Plan For Diabetes

Nursing Care Plan for Diabetes

Nursing Care Plan for Diabetes


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Diabetes Mellitus is when blood glucose (sugar in the blood) is unable to move into the cells and help in the making of ATPAKA energy. The body makes insulin to assist with this process. Insulin is a hormone that allows the sugar in the blood to move across the cell wall so the body can use to to produce ATP. There are two types of diabetes. Type I and Type II.
Type I is an autoimmune disorder where the cells attack the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Thus the body is producing very little or no insulin leaving the sugar in the blood and the cells starve.
Type II is when the cells dont respond to the insulin trying to get sugar into them, called insulin resistance. Thus the sugar stays in the blood and the cells starve.
The cause for Type I diabetes is unknown, but hypothesized to be potentially genetic or triggered by a virus. The cause for Type II diabetes is caused by a storm of events culminating such as weight gain, lack of activity, genetics, and stress levels.
Blood sugar control with minimal side effects.
Diabetes Mellitus (Type I and Type II) Nursing Care Plan
Blood sugar monitoring: Normal range 70-180 mg/dL *patient may have a different target blood sugar level, make sure to know what each patients target is.
The physician will make a target blood glucose level. Teach the patient that they need to monitor their blood glucose.They need to call their primary care physician if they have blood glucose levels higher than their target fo Continue reading

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Fresh fish oil lowers diabetes risk in rat offspring

Fresh fish oil lowers diabetes risk in rat offspring


Fresh fish oil lowers diabetes risk in rat offspring
July 19, 2017 by Pete Barnao, University of Auckland
Fresh fish oil given to overweight pregnant rats prevented their offspring from developing a major diabetes risk factor, Auckland researchers have found.
The pregnant rats were fed either a high-fat diet to make them overweight, or a standard diet, and half from each group were also given fresh fish oil. In the offspring of the high-fat group, the fish oil treatment improved the way insulin works, which is protective against diabetes.
"This is exciting because it raises the question: if overweight women take fresh fish oil in pregnancy, will it lower the risk of their children later developing diabetes?" says Dr Ben Albert, who led the research with Professor Wayne Cutfield, both at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute.
But he cautions against pregnant women taking fish oil on the basis of this finding - yet.
"The same benefit has not yet been shown in humans, and our earlier study shows New Zealanders cannot be sure that the fish oil they buy is fresh."
The current findings, published in high-ranking journal Scientific Reports, are part of a series of studies by the same team into the potential of omega 3 in fish oil to reduce the risk of diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses.
"Studies by other researchers using adult rats have shown that omega 3 fatty acids in fresh fish oil improve the way insulin works, which protects against diabetes and related diseases," says Dr Albert. "We wondered if it could also be protective during pregnancy, p Continue reading

Understudied racial minority groups show alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes

Understudied racial minority groups show alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Some of the smallest and historically neglected racial groups in the United States experience far more obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions than non-Hispanic white adults, a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside has found.
Using data for nearly 185,000 adults from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the study reports that multiracial, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI), and American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) adults in California endure large obesity and diabetes-related health disparities that exceed those experienced by non-Hispanic white adults, and in many cases, other racial minorities such as African Americans and Hispanics.
The study, published in the journal Obesity, is among the first large-scale, population-based investigations to explore the presence of major health disparities affecting multiracial, NHOPI and AIAN adults. Drawing from years of statewide California data, it is also one of the most accurate estimates to date of obesity-related health disparities affecting these understudied groups.
Most health data only code participants into standard non-Hispanic white, Hispanic, African American and Asian American racial categories, while excluding multiracial, NHOPI and AIAN individuals from analysis. For example, almost all health data about Pacific Islanders are grouped with Asian Americans, who tend to be healthier.
“This poses a problem because Pacific Islanders are at very high risk for poor health, yet receive few targeted services or research attention,” said A Continue reading

Artemisia for digestive problems | wormwood | diabetes | bitter reflex | MTspace

Artemisia for digestive problems | wormwood | diabetes | bitter reflex | MTspace


Artemisia is the main species name. Here are the 6 most common used herbs: Mugworth, Wormwood, Terragon, Sweet Annie, Southernwood, and Sagebrush. Artemisia belong to a large family of more then 400 species . Even though these plants are not identical, they all share the same bitter quality.
The health advantages of bitter herb Artemisia
Artemisia is a bitter herb, and bitterness is what makes her so powerful. The bitter element is specially important forthe treatment of diabetes because it promotes gut health. Optimum function of the digestive system is fundamental to overall health and a disease free life.
Digestion is related to glucose production, handling and distribution or energy.Digestion involves the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, and enteric system. Diseases of the digestive system are associated with diabetes progression. When these systems malfunction, there is an open path to diabetes, liver disease, gastro esophageal reflex disease or (GERD).
Artemisias main beneficial property is the activation of your bitter reflexes
In the past bitter vegetable and herbs were part of our diet. Today, foods are bio-engineered to be sweeter. Quinoa for example, is bitter in the wild but agricultural techniques produced a non bitter variety.
We are attracted to the sweet and salty taste, but getting rid of the bitter is a bit mistake. keep reading to find out why.
Bitter foods and herbs have been used for thousands of years for taste and medicinal purposes. Another bitter plant with anti diabetic properties is the bitter mellon .
Bitterness is not a medicinal propert Continue reading

All About Snacking with Type 2 Diabetes

All About Snacking with Type 2 Diabetes

The definition of a snack is: "a small bit of food between meals." This begs the question - what constitutes a small bit of food? Typically, we say to limit snacks to 200 calories or less.The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that you make snacks "nutrient rich, mini meals" that will not exceed your daily calorie budget. Snacking with Type 2 diabetes can be especially tricky because not only are you managing calories for weight purposes, you also need to snack in a way that doesn't negatively impact blood sugars.
Ideal snacking will depend on your lifestyle, blood sugar patterns, and medications. If you do need a snack, it's probably best to limit snacks to about 15-30g of carbohydrates and make sure that the snacks contain protein and fiber. The exact timing of snacks and amount of carbohydrates will vary from person to person.
How Do You Know if You Need a Snack?
Your Blood Sugar is Low: Are you feeling shaking, sweaty or disoriented between meals? This may mean that you blood sugar is too low. Certain medications can put you at increased risk of having a low blood sugar - and if you delay or skip a meal, or don't eat enough carbohydrate at a meal your blood sugar can drop. A low blood sugar is considered anything less than 70mg/dL (some people can have symptoms at higher levels). When you feel "funny" or symptomatic, you should test your blood sugar. If your blood sugar is low, you will want to treat it with 15g of fast acting carbohydrate: 3-4 glucose tablets, 4oz of juice (1 small juice box), 8oz of skim milk, and then re-test to make sure it has inc Continue reading

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