Case study – Dave Turner
Watch: Diabetes Australia. (2018, July 6). Dave’s type 2 diabetes diagnosis – National Diabetes Week. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBSbDtkvfko
Dave is 39 years old. He visited his local doctor after experiencing vision problems whilst driving. He has been unusually tired and urinating at night.
Health history: Gastro oesophageal reflux disease, Tibial fracture (Right) aged 24 years – motorbike accident
Family history: Dave’s father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 50 years
– Blood pressure 150/90
– Heart rate 105 beats per minute
– Body mass index 32 – obese
– Blurred vision with blue-yellow colour loss
– Random venous blood glucose level – 25.0 mmol/L
Diagnosis: Type 2 diabetes
Referrals: ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, diabetes educator, dietitian, exercise physiologist
Using the marking criteria and supporting academic references address the following;
- Discuss the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Relate to the risk factors, pathophysiology and treatment. Support your answer with academic references.
- Discuss the non-pharmacological treatment of type 2 diabetes and relate to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. Support your answer with academic references.
- Discuss one (1) potential long term physical complication of type 2 diabetes and relate it to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. Support your answer with academic references.
- Discuss the relationship between type 2 diabetes and depression. Support your answer with academic references.
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