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2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part D
A contextual investigation on diabetes mellitus

Dr. Arul Valan P and Dr. Gopinath Subramanian

Diabetes affects 463 million people worldwide, including more than 19 million in Africa. Diabetes is expected to affect 47 million Africans by 2045 (International Diabetes Federation, 2019). Zambia, one of the 48 African countries represented by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), is no exception, and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is on the rise. 2019 (International Diabetes Federation). Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic condition characterized by persistently elevated glucose levels in the blood. Increased thirst, frequent micturition, unexplained weight loss, increased hunger, weariness, and impaired eyesight are typical symptoms.
This family case study of a female adult aged 47 years with type 2 diabetes, intends to demonstrate that the correct medicine, food, exercise, and a change in lifestyle can enhance the quality of life of persons living with diabetes. In 2017, she discovered her disease after feeling intense hunger, increased thirst, and frequent micturition. The client's home setting and how the family is dealing with the condition were evaluated. Several home visits allowed us to detect real and future difficulties for our patients in order to provide appropriate nursing interventions to sensitize, train, and educate patients and their families about the signs and symptoms of diabetes and how to treat it at home. Four home visits were made.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Arul Valan P, Dr. Gopinath Subramanian. A contextual investigation on diabetes mellitus. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2023;6(1):258-260. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2023.v6.i1.D.328
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