George Washington NURS6501 Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Discussion

George Washington NURS6501 Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Discussion

George Washington NURS6501 Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Discussion

Diabetes

In the United States, diabetes has been diagnosed in 25.8 million children and adults, according to the American Diabetes Association (2011). Another 2 million individuals are diagnosed each year, and 79 million more are thought to have pre-diabetes. These millions of people run the danger of developing a number of conditions, including renal failure, blindness, neuropathy, heart disease, and stroke. Understanding the etiology and related changes of diabetes is crucial for nurses since it has a significant influence on the health of millions of individuals worldwide. In this Discussion, you compare two types of diabetes—diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus.

To Prepare

  • Review Chapter 19 in the Huether and McCance text and Chapter 18 in the Hammer and McPhee text. Identify the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Consider the similarities and differences between resulting alterations of hormonal regulation.
  • Select two of the following patient factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior. Think about how the factors you selected might impact the diagnosis and prescription of treatment for these two types of diabetes. George Washington NURS6501 Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Discussion

BY DAY 3

Post an explanation of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus. Describe the differences and similarities between resulting alterations of hormonal regulation. Then explain how the factors you selected might impact the diagnosis and prescription of treatment for these two types of diabetes.

Module 4 Overview with Dr. Tara Harris 

Dr. Tara Harris reviews the structure of Module 4 as well as the expectations for the module. Consider how you will manage your time as you review your media and Learning Resources throughout the module to prepare for your Knowledge Check and your Midterm. (3m)

Online Media from Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

In addition to this week’s media, it is highly recommended that you access and view the resources included with the course text, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. Focus on the videos and animations in Chapters 21 through 23 related to the endocrine system and disorders. Refer to the Learning Resources in Week 1 for registration instructions. If you have already registered, you may access the resources at https://evolve.elsevier.com/

Optional Resources 

The following source provides various tutorials related to maximizing your time management and managing stress. Feel free to access this resource to support you as you move through this course. George Washington NURS6501 Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Discussion

Walden University. (2019). ASC success strategies interactive tutorials. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/academic-skills-center/skills/tutorials/success-strategies

Knowledge Check: Endocrine Disorders

In this exercise, you will complete a 10- to 20-essay type question Knowledge Check to gauge your understanding of this module’s content.

Possible topics covered in this Knowledge Check include: George Washington NURS6501 Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Discussion

    • Diabetes
    • Hyper- and hypothyroidism
    • Adrenal disorders
    • Parathyroidism (hyper and hypo)
    • Checks & balances / negative feedback
    • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
    • Pheochromocytosis
    • Diabetes insipidus
    • Diabetic ketoacidosis

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(Note: It is strongly recommended that you take the Knowledge Check at least 48 hours before taking the Midterm Exam.)

Complete the Knowledge Check By Day 5 of Week 6

To complete this Knowledge Check:

Module 4 Knowledge Check

George Washington NURS6501 Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus Discussion