Long-term Complications of Diabetes Mellitus 10% of all diabetics develop renal disease usually resulting in dialysis Diabetics are up to 4 times more likely to have heart disease and up to 6 times more likely to have a stroke than a non-diabetic
The patient states this has occurred before but never lasted this long. She has not been ill lately other than some recurrent diarrhea and weight loss. She has attributed these to worrying about finals. She has no significant medical history and takes no meds. She denies use of any drugs. She has no family history of pulmonary disease, diabetes or heart disease. Her mother, however, does have a problem with something in her neck for which she takes medication.
What are the two most probable diagnosis for this patient?
Your last call (you hope) of the shift is to a manufacturing plant for a possible drug overdose. Your patient is a 24-year-old female. The patient’s supervisor states the woman seems very jittery and “out of it”. You find the patient to be a very thin female who is acting unusual.
Airway - Maintained without assistance
Breathing - No distress or unusual sounds
Circulation - Rapid, strong, regular radial pulse with clammy skin
Disability - Confused and answers questions slowly