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11 Diabetes Nanda Nursing Diagnosis

Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.[2] This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).

There are three main types of diabetes mellitus (DM).

Type 1 DM results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and presently requires the person to inject insulin or wear an insulin pump. This form was previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" (IDDM) or "juvenile diabetes".
Type 2 DM results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. This form was previously referred to as non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or "adult-onset diabetes".
The third main form, gestational diabetes occurs when pregnant women without a previous diagnosis of diabetes develop a high blood glucose level. It may precede development of type 2 DM.

Common nursing diagnosis found in Diabetes Mellitus

Imbalanced Nutrition: More than Body Requirements, Fear, Risk for Injury, Activity Intolerance, Deficient Knowledge, Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity, Ineffective Coping, Deficient knowledge (diagnosis and treatment), Disturbed sensory perception: Visual, tactile, Imbalanced nutrition: Less than body requirements, Impaired urinary elimination, Ineffective tissue perfusion: Renal, cardiopulmonary, peripheral, Risk for infection, Sexual dysfunction

13 Diabetes Nanda Nursing Diagnosis by nursing priority

  1. Imbalanced Nutrition: Less/More than Body Requirements
  2. Ineffective tissue perfusion: Renal, cardiopulmonary, peripheral
  3. Impaired urinary elimination
  4. Disturbed sensory perception: Visual, tactile
  5. Activity Intolerance
  6. Ineffective Coping
  7. Sexual dysfunction
  8. Fear
  9. Deficient Knowledge
  10. Deficient knowledge (diagnosis and treatment)
  11. Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity
  12. Risk for Injury
  13. Risk for Infection

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