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Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes is a chronic medical condition that is caused by a number of reasons. Globally, statistics show that approximately 350 million people suffer from diabetes, with World Health Organization alluding that chances of diabetes raising to top seven of the most death causing diseases globally by 2030 are high. This paper is set to determine Mr. A.B, his family, and friends’ position and relation about the diagnosis of his diabetic condition. Furthermore, there will be suggestion of an appropriate care plan development for not only Mr. A.B but also for other similar patients. Mr. A.B is suffering from diabetes, a condition that can also be exacerbated by the lifestyle and eating habits he endorses. He prefers eating a lot of snacks, which have high content of fats and sugars. Worse of it, he hates exercising. This can put his health at risk in the future considering that he is already suffering from diabetes.
Mr. A.B, his Family, and Friends’ Position Concerning Mr. A.B Diagnosis of Diabetes
Mr. A.B seems to be a mentally stressed person because of his diabetic condition. He never even cares about his health as he does not check on his blood glucose level at all. One has must note that regularly checking of the blood glucose level is deemed an important routine all diabetic patients must observe (Greene, Merendino, & Jibrin, 2010). Mr. A.B seems to be contributing to the worsening of his diabetic condition since he does not observe a healthy life style and eating habits. He does not love exercising to help him maintain recommended level of blood glucose. He also eats a lot of snacks, which has increased the level of fats and sugars, thus, making him to gain weight. His habit a lot of cigarettes and drinking alcohol can be deemed to have the potential of worsening his health.
First, Mr. A.B seems to contributing to the worsening of his own predicaments. Smoking of cigarettes induces high chances of insulin resistance (“NIAAA Updates Guide on Helping Patients with At-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders,” 2007). Consequently, this leads to the increase in the level of blood sugar above the normal rate (Greene, Merendino, & Jibrin, 2010). Worse of it is that Mr. A.B is taking 3 to 4 packets of cigarette a day, which means he exceeds the optimal recommended number of 20 cigarettes in a single day. Alcohol intake may also lead to chronic swelling of Mr. A.B’s pancreas, which is called pancreatitis (“NIAAA Updates Guide on Helping Patients with At-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders,” 2007). This affects may interfere with the normal insulin secretion, thus, worsening his diabetic condition. His obesity may also affect the ability of the body to make use of the insulin to control and regulate levels of blood sugar (Kayser et al., 2015).
Contrarily, Mr. A.B’s family and friends can be said to have played an indirect role in deteriorating of his heath condition. Rather that supporting him, the family members are on the frontline in ridiculing him. His friends seem to have isolated him too simply because of his body physique. As a result, this has left him helpless and depressed. Such unfair treatments from family members and friends can be said to have compelled Mr. A.B to indulge in drug abuse. This seems the only way he can find solace and happiness he so much require. There is high interlink between depression and diabetes (Munshi & Lipsitz, 2007). Therefore, the isolationism may be contributing a lot to the deteriorating of his health condition (Munshi & Lipsitz, 2007).
Impact of Mr. A.B’s Diabetes Diagnosis on the Family
The impact of Mr. A.B’s condition on his family can be classified into two. The two category are symbiotic, which means that even the family may have contributing to his condition. Mr. A.B’s condition can be said to be hereditary. This is because he has indicated another member of his family, aunty, also suffers from diabetes. According to Munshi & Lipsitz (2007), it is possible his condition could have been acquired genetically as this have been proven through medical research (Munshi & Lipsitz, 2007). Contrarily, Mr. A.B’s diabetic condition may also lead to strained relationship with the other family members. It is obvious that he likes being dormant, which may make other members to blame him for his condition. Abuse of drugs could also be another factor they can site as the possible cause of his ill-health.
Care Plan Development for the for Patients Suffering from Diabetes Based on Mr. A.B’s Analysis
|NURSING CARE PLAN DEVELOPMENT FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS|
|Contributing Factor||Proposes Nursing Remedies||Anticipated Outcomes|
|-Smoking a lot of cigarettes in a day|
-Drinking too much alcohol
|-Reduce rate of smoking alcohol; start practicing taking at least 20 cigarettes in a day and reducing this number further downward|
-Take at least 2 units of alcohol in a day; for men who are below 65
-Take at least 1 unit of alcohol of men who are above 65; and for all women regardless of their age
|-Less cigarettes intake means that insulin production will not be interfered with a lot|
-Recommended alcohol intake may suppress chances of being diabetic; too much alcohol acts as a predisposing factor to agents of diabetic condition
|Obesity||-Avoid snacks and too much sugar junk foods|
-Prefer healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables
-Exercise a lot on a regular basis
|-There will be reduced rate of becoming obese|
-This will reduces the occurrence of type 2 diabetes
|Depression||-Avoid any situation that may put one into depression|
-Socialise and create new friends
|-There will be complete elimination of depression; thus, suppressing the occurrence of diabetic condition|
|Genetic Factors||-Have a Clinical Test for diabetes for members of such families|
-Avoid abovementioned aspects as they may increase chances of being diabetic
|-This may suppress adversities associated with diabetes|
-It may also help members of such families avoid diabetes
- Greene, B., Merendino, J. J., & Jibrin, J. (2010). The best life guide to managing diabetes and pre-diabetes.
- Kayser, B. D., Toledo-Corral, C. M., Alderete, T. L., Weigensberg, M. J., & Goran, M. I. (2015). Temporal relationships between adipocytokines and diabetes risk in Hispanic adolescents with obesity. Obesity, 23(7), 1479-1485. doi:10.1002/oby.21128
- Munshi, M. N., & Lipsitz, L. A. (2007). Geriatric diabetes. New York: Informa Healthcare.
- NIAAA Updates Guide on Helping Patients with At-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders. (2007). Psychiatric Services, 58(3), 424-425. doi:10.1176/ps.2007.58.3.424