Diabetic Mellitus I. Paragraph Introduction of Disease Required criteria 1. One (approximately 200 words) paragraph 2. Includes disease description 3. Includes epidemiology of

Diabetic Mellitus

I.                   Paragraph

Introduction of Disease

Required criteria1. One (approximately 200 words) paragraph2. Includes disease description3. Includes epidemiology of disease

II.                Paragraph

1.      Etiology and Risk Factors

2.      Required criteria1. Common causes of the disease or condition2. Risk factors for the disease or condition3. Impact of age4. Prevalence based on gender5. Influence of environment6. Genetic basis of disease7. Lifestyle influences8. All information supported by current literature

III.             Paragraph

Pathophysiological Processes

Required criteria1. Describes changes occurring at the cellular, tissue, and/or organ level that contribute to the disease process.2. Describes adaptation of the cells and body in response to the disease.3. Relates disease processes to manifested signs and symptoms.

IV.             Paragraph

Clinical Manifestations & Complications

Required criteria1. Describes the physical signs and symptoms that are important in considering the presence of the disease.2. Identifies signs that contribute to diagnosis of the condition3. Identifies symptoms that contribute to diagnosis of the condition.4. Identifies complications of the disease.5. Discusses the implications to the patient when complications are left untreated.

V.                paragraph


Required criteria1. Includes list of common laboratory and diagnostic tests used to determine the presence of the disease.2. Discusses the significance of test findings in relation to the disease process.

Paragraph VI

Individual Interview (Ask question someone with diabetes )

Required criteria1. What is the age of the individual being interviewed? What is the relationship of the individual to you? How long have they had the disorder?2. What clinical manifestations of the disorder does the individual experience? How does it compare to what you discovered in your resources?3. What complications of the disorder does the individual experience? How does this compare to what you discovered in your resources?4. What other medical conditions/disorders has the individual been diagnosed with? Do their other medical conditions have any effect on the chosen disorder?5. How does the disease affect the individual’s daily living/activities? (Repeat hospitalizations, must take a lot of meds, any activity restrictions, a lot of appointments?)6. How does the disease/disorder affect the individual’s outlook on life? (Feel like a burden to family, do they have good family support, feel hopeless, optimistic, good coping mechanisms?)7. What did you learn from interviewing the individual?


APA Style and Organization

Required criteria1. References are submitted with assignment.2. Uses current APA format and is free of errors.3. Grammar and mechanics are free of errors.4. Paper is 2-3 pages, excluding title and reference pages5. At least two (2) scholarly, primary sources from the last 5 years

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