Case study of Dave Turner


Details: Case study – Dave Turner

Watch: Diabetes Australia. (2018, July 6). Dave’s type 2 diabetes diagnosis – National Diabetes Week. [Video]. YouTube.
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

Assessment instructions:

Discuss the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Relate to the risk factors, pathophysiology and treatment.

Discuss the non-pharmacological treatment of type 2 diabetes and relate to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.

Discuss one (1) potential long term physical complication of type 2 diabetes and relate it to the pathophysiology f type 2 diabetes.

Discuss the relationship between type 2 diabetes and depression. Support your answer with academic references.
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