Diabetes Mellitus Concept Map Nursing
This diabetes mellitus concept map nursing depicts the common underlying factor in type 1 diabetes development. Diabetes mellitus type 1 is distinguished by the destruction of pancreatic beta cells. Beta cell destruction results in decreased insulin production, runaway glucose production by the liver, and fasting hyperglycemia. Glucose from food is no longer stored in the liver but circulates in the bloodstream. Once the glucose level has exceeded the renal threshold, the kidneys will not reabsorb it, resulting in glycosuria. Excessive fluid loss is accompanied by excessive glucose excretion in the urine, resulting in osmotic diuresis. Fat breakdown results in ketone production, a byproduct of fat breakdown.
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