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Most Recent Articles For: Diabetes Mellitus

Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 8th, 2012
I. Pathology a. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body cannot metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins because of a lack of, or ineffective use of, the hormone insulin. b. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening emergency caused by a relative or absolute deficiency of insulin. II. Classification a. Three primary types that are ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 30th, 2011
Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes mellitus is a chronic multisystem disease characterized by alterations in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism resulting from abnormal insulin production, impaired insulin utilization, or both. The hallmark of this metabolic disorder is hyperglycemia. Diabetes* is often complicated by structural and functional abnormalities in the blood vessels and nerves. The ...

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