How would you explain to this group of patients the potential complications of diabetes and the impact of those on their lives?

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Please answer ONE of the following DQ’s. Please provide the questions that is being answered as the heading. Incomplete answers will be marked as “0.”

Chapter 46

Sixty-two–year-old James White is accompanied to the clinic today by his wife and son. James has had increasing problems with his memory for the past several months and has rapid mood swings for no apparent reason. His wife says that “he’ll go outside in the garden without his clothes on, and his speech is difficult to understand.” His son reports that at times James flaps his arms a lot and notices that he is unable to cut his food or tie his shoes. James was diagnosed with heart failure approximately 6 months ago.

a. How would you explain to the White family what is occurring with James?

b. What treatment modalities would be appropriate for James at this time?

Chapter 50

The diabetic educator for a local hospital has been asked to teach a group of adult patients newly diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes on “how to effectively manage diabetes.”

a. What would be a useful approach to this request?

b. How would you explain to this group of patients the potential complications of diabetes and the impact of those on their lives?

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