Diabetes Mellitus, (DM): A Disorder Characterized by Hyperglycemia


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Diabetes Mellitus, (DM): A Disorder Characterized by Hyperglycemia
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Diabetes Mellitus, (DM) a disorder characterized by hyperglycemia is a chronic illness that develops from defects from insulin action, insulin reaction or both. Lack of insulin in person’s body causes a malfunction in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat. In order to reduce long term complications of hyperglycemic conditions, it is necessary to manage and educate patients with diabetes to minimize the incidence of these complications. Glycemic control can be achieved by health care nurses in nursing homes who focus on elderly patients with diabetes providing management care to control the levels of insulin in the patients. According to R, Rice (2006)...
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.....tions, limited vision or dexterity. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) therapy is also beneficial for older patients and can be implemented to prevent complications, for glycemic control and to improve their quality of life.
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