Dave’s Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Question:

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

Observations:

– 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

Assessment instructions

Using the marking criteria and supporting academic references address the following;

  1. Discuss the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Relate to the risk factors, pathophysiology and treatment. Support your answer with academic references.
  2. Discuss the non-pharmacological treatment of type 2 diabetes and relate to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. Support your answer with academic references.
  1. 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.
  1. Discuss the relationship between type 2 diabetes and depression. Support your answer with academic references.

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