Mind Map for Diabetes (Side One)

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  • Created on: 06-12-22 11:03
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  • Diabetes
    • Age Range
      • Type 1 Diabetes can appear at any age, but it appears at two noticeable peaks. The first peak occurs in children between 4 and 7 years old, the second peak is in children between 10 and 14.
      • There are numerous risk factors that can raise a persons risk of getting Type 1 Diabetes, these can include:
        • Family History: Anyone with a parent or sibling with Type 1 diabetes has a slightly higher risk of developing the condition.
        • Geography: The number of people who have type 1 diabetes tends to be higher as you travel away from the equator.
        • Genetics: Having certain genes increases the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
      • Type 2 Diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more children, teens and young adults are also developing it.
        • There are numerous risk factors that can raise a persons risk of getting Type 1 Diabetes, these can include:
          • Having Pre-diabetes
          • If the service user is overweight
          • If the service user is 45 years or older
          • If the service user has a parent or other close family member that has type two diabetes
          • If the service user is less physically active
          • If the service user has ever had gestational Diabetes (Diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds.
    • Main Symptoms
      • Feeling very tired
      • Blurred Vision
      • Slow healing of cuts and ulcers
      • Loss of weight or muscle gain
      • Urinating frequently
      • Having very dry skin
      • Feeling very thirsty and drinking a lot
    • Treatments
      • If a service user has Type 1 Diabetes, they will  need to use insulin to treat their diabetes, they can take this insulin by injection or by using a pump.
      • If you have Type 2 Diabetes, service users may have to use insulin or tablets, though they might initially be able to treat their diabetes by eating well and exercising more and changing some other lifestyle factors.
    • Identified needs
      • Carrying out regular blood tests to ensure glucose levels stay balanced
      • Providing advice and information such as people with Diabetes are entitled to free prescriptions so ensuring that these measures are put into place
      • This will ease the pressure on their family as insulin and tablets are expensive so as they are covered by the NHS that is one less thing that they have to worry about
      • Eat Healthily


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