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NR-507 Week 5 Case Study Discussion: Part One
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NR-507 Week 5 Case Study Discussion: Part One

Ms. Blake is an older adult with diabetes and has been too ill to get out of bed for 2 days. She has had a severe cough and has been unable to eat or drink during this time. She has a history of Type I diabetes. On admission her laboratory values show:

  1. What is the etiology of Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
  2. Describe the pathophysiological process of Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
  3. Identify the hallmark symptoms of Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
  4. Identify any abnormal lab results provided in the case and explain why these would be abnormal given the patient’s condition.
  5. What teaching would you provide this patient to avoid heart failure symptoms?
  6. What teaching would you provide this patient to avoid diabetic ketoacidosis?
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In a state of relative insulin deficiency there is an increase in the concentrations of insulin counter regulatory hormones including catecholamines, cortisol, glucagon, and GH. These counter regulatory hormones antagonize insulin by increasing glucose production and decreasing tissue use of glucose (McCance et al...
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