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Care of the Child with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DM2)
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Abstract The research article by Dea et al. (2011) has explored the various conditions that lead to type 2 diabetes including obesity (p.42-48). Citing American Diabetes Association (2000), Dea et al. (2011) have said that obesity in children can raise the risk of type 2 diabetes (p.42).
But it is also reminded that not all children who are overweight are prone to type 2 diabetes (Dea et al., 2011, p.45). Life style modification including a controlled diet regime is recommended along with medication for obese children who develop type 2 diabetes (Dea et al., 2011, p.47-48). The role of the nurse in this whole scenario is also elaborated in this article (Dea et al., 2011, p.48). The tasks of a nurse in this context are explained as “patient care, patient and family education, and case management” (Dea et al., 2011, p.48). Taking note of the risk factors, routine BMI monitoring, and imparting education to the patient and the family on how to change life style are the major steps that come under the duties of the nurse (Dea et al., 2011, p.48). Generally, it is the complex nature of the causes type 2 diabetes and the consequences that involve many co morbidities that is stressed in this article (Dea et al., 2011, p.42-48). The study carried out by Fortmeier-Saucier et al. (2008) has revealed a direct connection between type 2 diabetes and obesity in the sample examined, that is, Mexican American children. ...
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