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Tomas Del Rosario CollegeBalanga City, Bataan
College of Nursing
NURSING CASE STUDY
Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus Type II;Cerebrovascular Accident Infarct in Left Posterior Cerebral Artery Distribution
Name :GROUP II
Date: March 16, 2012
Lopez, Luis Aster Mangalindan, John Carlo Villaruel, Joseph De Castro, Francis Gonzales, Innamae Jaring, Kimberly Kaye Tadeo, Veniz Kim Velez, April AnneYear and Section: BSN IV
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
It simply means that its better to stop something bad from happening in the first place rather than trying to fix them once they arise. The idiom is relevant to our case study for our patients lifestyle and pre-existing illnesses are great contributions to the development of Diabetes Mellitus Type II and occurrence of Cerebrovascular Accident.
How do we get from telling to doing?
There is a big difference between knowing that you should do something and actually doing it. In a major shift of emphasis in the battle against an array of diseases such as our case study entitled, Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus Type II and Cerebrovascular Accident Infarct in Left Posterior Cerebral Artery Distribution, we urge people not only the hospital and the community but in our very home as well to embrace prevention rather than just trying to avoid risks long associated with the worlds leading killer. In addition, we choose such illnesses to be more acquainted with their etiology, how it develops, its predisposing factors, what alleviate and exacerbate such illnesses and how to prevent it.
DEFINITION OF THE DISEASE
Diabetes mellitus type 2 formerly non-insulindependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency. The classic symptoms are excess thirst, frequent urination, and constant hunger. Type 2 diabetes makes up about 90% of cases of diabetes with the other 10% due primarily to diabetes mellitus type 1 and gestational diabetes. Obesity is thought to be the primary cause of type 2 diabetes in people who are genetically predisposed to the disease. Type 2 diabetes is initially managed by increasing exercise and dietary modification. If blood glucose levels are not adequately lowered by these measures, medications such as metformin or insulin may be needed. In those on insulin there is typically the requirement to routinely check blood sugar levels
PREVALENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES
The National Nutrition and Health Survey II (NNHES II) showed that diabetes prevalence increased from 3.4 percent in 2003 to 4.8 percent in 2008. The survey found that five in every 100 Filipinos have hyperglycemia (high fasting blood sugar), with hyperglycemia incidence peaking at age 50 to 59.
Approximately 1 in 17 or 5.88% or 16 million people in USA 346 million people worldwide have diabetes. In 2004, an estimated 3.4 million people died from consequences of high blood sugar. More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. WHO projects that diabetes death will double between 2005 and 2030.
Cerebrovascular accident is a very serious condition in which the brain is not receiving enough oxygen to function properly. A cerebrovascular accident is also called CVA, brain attack, cerebral infarction or stroke. A cerebrovascular accident often results in permanent serious complications and disability and is a common cause of death. The brain requires a steady supply of oxygen in order to pump blood effectively to all of the body. Oxygen is supplied to the brain in the blood that flows through arteries. In a cerebrovascular accident, one or more of these arteries becomes blocked or ruptures or begins to leak. This deprives a portion of the brain of vital oxygen-rich blood. This damage can become permanent within minutes and result in the death of the affected brain tissue. This is called cerebral necrosis.
Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected. The most common symptom is weakness or paralysis of one side of the body with partial or complete loss of voluntary movement or sensation in a leg or arm. There can be speech problems and weak face muscles, causing drooling. Numbness or tingling is very common. A stroke involving the base of the brain can affect balance, vision, and swallowing, breathing and even unconsciousness
Two types of cerebrovascular accidents: An ischemic cerebrovascular accident occurs when a brain artery has been blocked. oOccurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or totally occluded oCommonly due to thrombosis or embolism Thrombotic (large vessel) stroke The most common cause of ischemic stroke Atherosclerosis is the primary cause Fatty materials deposit on large vessel walls (especially at arterial bifurcations) and eventually these plaques causes stenosis of the artery Blood swirls around the irregular surface of the plaques causing platelets to adhere and the vessel becomes obstructed These causes infarcts usually affecting the cortex Most common type of stroke in people with diabetes
2. A hemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident occurs when an artery ruptures or leaks. Results from rupture of a cerebral vessel causing bleeding into the brain tissues Bleeding results with edema, compression of the brain contents or spasm of the adjacent blood vessels Often secondary to hypertension and most common after age 50 Other factors includes ruptured intracranial aneurysms, trauma, erosion of blood vessels by tumors, arteriovenous malformations, anticoagulant therapy, blood disorders Usually produce extensive residual functional loss and slowest recovery It is possible that a diagnosis of cerebrovascular accident can be missed or delayed because the symptoms may be mild and be similar to symptoms of other conditions and diseases.
PREVALENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Cerebrovascular accident is the second leading cause of death in the Philippines with total of 51,680 according to Department Of Health, along with this are 37,092 who survived with it.
CVA is the leading cause of adult disability in the world. Worldwide, one-quarter of all strokes are fatal. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability. Two-thirds of strokes occur in people over the age of 65. Strokes affect men more often than women, although women are more likely to die from a stroke. The incidence of strokes among people ages 30 to 60 is less than 1%. This figure triples by the age of 80.
Patient Centered:To alleviate the signs and symptoms of the patients disease To render a comfortable environment to the patient To provide health teachings for the patients condition and to his family as well To identify risks and measures for the patients family to minimize occurrence of the disease To develop the familys support system and involve them in promoting in the health care of the patient
Student Centered:To know more about the development of the disease To identify the signs and symptoms of the patients condition To determine the appropriate nursing intervention for the patient To construe the administered medications, laboratory results and diagnostic procedures done with the patient including its significance and corresponding nursing interventions To formulate significant nursing diagnoses with their significantly related nursing care plans
Patient JD is a 64 year old male, who was born on July 20, 1947 and currently resides in Pilar, Bataan. He is married, with three sons a daughter. According to his wife, hes a good provider and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Hes a Filipino and a Roman Catholic. Prior to admission, he earns a living as a family driver. His occupation served as his exercise, travelling into places but his wife admitted that he has a sedentary lifestyle. He is an occasional alcoholic but doesnt smoke. He is fond of eating bread, vegetables but also meat and salty foods despite having Diabetes Mellitus. He was admitted on January 12, 2012 at 7:20pm in Bataan Doctors Hospital and Medical Center, under the service of Dr. Del Rosario with chief complaint of right sided body weakness, slurred speech, blurred vision and high blood pressure of 170/100mmHg.
History of Present Illness
Three days prior to admission, Patient JD had been experiencing body weakness, nauseas and vomiting, headache, dizziness and blurring of vision. A day prior to admission, there is persistence of signs and symptoms and his wife confirmed that her husband had slurred speech, right sided body weakness, fever of 38.4 degrees Celsius, and blood pressure of 160/100 mmHg.
History of Past Illness
In the year 2001, patient JD was diagnosed of having Diabetes Mellitus Type II, since then he was advised to take Regular Insulin 10 u injection and Metformin 500mg tab. He is also hypertensive but his wife can hardly remember the exact year her husband was diagnosed of having such disease, thats why she told us that the hypertension is there for a very long time. His husband was prescribed Captopril 25g tab, as his maintenance medication. In the past five years, aside from the illnesses stated above, he experienced cough and common colds and has no known allergies with any foods and drugs.
Family History With Genogram
Patient JD is the eldest son among seven children of Mr. and Mrs. D. He is married with 4 sons and a daughter. His paternal grandfather died because of myocardial infarction and had hypertension