Care study: a young person with diabetes
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, in which there is an absolute deficit of insulin, usually starts in younger people, who then need treatment for the rest of their lives. This chapter describes the care of a 19-year-old university student, Jody, over a period of five days during which she started to learn to manage her own care. She was nursed in a four-bedded bay on an acute medical ward; her primary nurse, John, was a diabetic himself so was particularly interested in the management of care related to diabetes.
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