Comparison of Acute Complications of Diabetes

Comparison of Acute Complications of Diabetes:

  Hypoglycemia Diabetic Ketoacidosis Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic syndrome
Clinical Manifestations  






Diagnostic Data  














Patient Teaching










Compare and contrast risk factors, age of onset, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. What do you think is the most important topic that must be taught to the diabetic patient and why?

Each paragraph should be a minimum of 2 with 5 sentences per paragraph with in-text citation on each paragraph.

Make a separate reference page.


Bobby was hospitalized 6 days ago for appendicitis. After an appendectomy following a perforated appendix, he now has an open incision requiring BID dressing changes and contact isolation due to a hospital acquired MRSA infection. It is anticipated that he will be here for 5-10 more days for long term antibiotic therapy and wound care. He is 13 years old. He has been afebrile for 24 hours. The wound is open with minimal serous drainage.

He is withdrawn and relates “just tired” when you inquire about how he is this morning. Last week he shared his interest in school. Gets A’s in math, computer science and was supposed to be competing in the school science fair this week.

What do you know about the adolescent and the appropriate developmental level?

Keeping his diagnosis in mind, what about visitation?

Is socialization a need?

What other questions should you ask?