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QCD310 Communication for Health Professionals Assessment task: Case Study Case Study Type 2 diabetes and assertiveness Sarah is a 50-year old woman who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus two...

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QCD310 Communication for Health Professionals
Assessment task: Case Study
Case Study Type 2 diabetes and assertiveness
Sarah is a 50-year old woman who was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus two months ago, and was prescribed oral medication to control her blood glucose level. She is a full-time office worker who is raising four children on her own. As part of her initial diabetes management routine, Sarah has been attending diabetes education sessions once a week. These sessions include information about diabetes as well as recommendations for diet, exercise and prescribed medication.
However, in subsequent appointments, Sarah tells the health professional that she has not been following her recommended dietary requirements (as per the Australian Dietary Guidelines) regarding foods with a high sugar level which she tells you she ‘really likes’. She also states quite firmly that she is extremely ‘time poor’ and admits that she relies on takeaways and processed foods because it suits her busy lifestyle. She becomes quite animated and says that she is sick of hearing media reports, which constantly state that ‘everything is bad for us’ and says she finds these messages very confusing. In addition, Sarah says that, as a single mother, she does not have time to exercise. She raises her voice with the health professional and refuses to sit down or maintain eye contact, claiming that no one understands how difficult her life is.
Further assessment reveals that Sarah’s blood glucose level is higher than the recommended level. The health professional realises that a discussion with Sarah needs to be undertaken in an appropriate manner in order to discuss this issue.
1. Using the language of a health professional, write how you would
iefly explain the condition of Diabetes Mellitus to Sarah. Outline its pathophysiology and the major complications that it can cause.
2. Explain the key difference between Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

3. Explain the importance of assertiveness to the health professional, using evidence to support your argument.
4. Outline two strategies a health professional would use in relation to assertiveness with Sarah, using evidence to support your key points.
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Shanaaya answered on May 13 2020
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Type 2 diabetes and assertiveness
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1.    Using the language of a health professional, write how you would
iefly explain the condition of Diabetes Mellitus to Sarah. Outline its pathophysiology and the major complications that it can cause.
As a health professional, I would be explaining the patient Sarah in an assertive and in a disciplined manner in order to ensure that the patient is taking appropriate steps towards her health and is not taking the health advice in a lenient form.
Firstly, it is better to decode and explain the terminology of the Diabetes Mellitus to the patient Sarah in a simple and concise language, as to ensure that she is able to follow the clear directions, indications of the diseases (Sharif, 2014). In simple words, the term "Diabetes Mellitus (DM)" is defined as diabetes which results in metabolic disorders along with the uncontrollable high spurt of the blood sugar levels for a prolonged period. The patient may experience intolerable high blood sugar symptoms in the form a frequent urination, leakages, high thirst levels and excessive hunger. If the patient remains careless, it may result in the side effects and the severe complications. While some of the acute complications can be in the form of the diabetic ketoacidosis or can also be a hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, of left completely untreated it may result in sudden death. It has long-term serious repercussions effects in a form a cardiovascular disease that may result in a sudden stroke or may result in a chronic kidney disease along with the foot ulcers or loss in the vision. While the patient has survived with the four children, who have been raised properly with a good life standard but as a 50-year-old person, having chronic ailments like this would only result in the sudden deterioration in a health with no further cure. It is important to step into a situation with a proper health regime which includes exercise and a good dietary fiber.
The patient situation can worsen on account of the sudden rise in diabetes as the pancreas is not able to help in producing the acid which can abso
insulin produced. Further ex0laining the situation that diabetes can have three main types of the mellitus such as the –:
Type 1 which is a DM that may result in a condition that can make result in the pancreas's failure making it incapable to produce the insulin. it would further result in an "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" which is also known as a "juvenile diabetes". It can be cured with the help of the good lifestyle with good dietary fiber and exercise regime.
The next situation is a Type 2...
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