(Answered) NR565 Week 5: Endocrine Case Study

Preparing the Assignment

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  • There are three patient cases presented in this assignment.  You are to use the following to answer the questions.
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  • You will be presented with three patient cases and then a series of questions.  Each question will tell you which case it is referring to.
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  • There are 13 questions.  The first question is worth 5 points.  The next 12 questions are worth 10 points each.
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Question 2

Use the John Jones case study to answer the following question.

Using diagnostic criteria for diabetes, what is John’s diabetic status?  What treatment plan should be introduced at this time?

He has diabetes and requires pharmacological intervention. Values that supports his diabtes

DM Diagnostic Criteria on pg 398 reviews the four criteria to diagnose DM which is the precursor to pharmacological intervention. These criteria include: 
• Fasting plasma glucose ≥126 mg/dLa Or  
• Random plasma glucose ≥ 200 mg/dL plus symptoms of diabetes Or  
• Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT): 2-h plasma glucose ≥200 mg/dLc Or  
• Hemoglobin A1c 6.5% or higher;


Rosenthal, L., & Burchum, J. (2021). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice nurses and physician assistants (2nd ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.

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