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Title: Juvenile Diabetes


1
Juvenile Diabetes
  • Andrea Butler
  • Troy University School of Nursing
  • Spring 2007

2
What is Juvenile Diabetes?
  • A problem of the pancreas
  • In which the pancreas fails to make insulin
  • Which creates excess glucose in the blood
  • Resulting in problems of
  • Kidneys
  • Eyes
  • Heart
  • Nerves
  • Teeth/gums

3
What causes Juvenile Diabetes?
  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Family Hx
  • Autoimmune disorder
  • The body destroys beta cells of the pancreas

4
What Symptoms to expect
  • Extreme thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Slow healing sores
  • Loss of feeling or tingling feet
  • Blurred vision

5
What should a newly diagnosed patient expect?
  • To learn how to manage blood glucose levels
  • To learn how to give themselves (or their child)
    injections of insulin
  • How to take their blood, to asses blood glucose
    levels
  • What to expect if blood glucose levels are too
    high or low

6
TreatmentOptions
  • The physician will determine the optimal
    treatment based on the patient
  • Most patients opt to use a pump to minimize the
    pain of multiple injections

7
More treatment options
  • Juvenile diabetes is also treated by
  • Diet modification
  • Exercise

8
Prognosis of Juvenile Diabetes
  • Juvenile diabetes is a life-long disease
  • There is no known cure
  • Drug therapy will be needed to maintain health

9
For more Informationplease visit
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Medline Plus
  • NDIC
  • My Diabetes Central

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