Mr. Brown is observed to have dry mouth, warm and dry skin, with increased turgor, and a decreased level of consciousness which signify dehydration. If Mr. Brown’s dehydration is not addressed promptly his BGL will continue to escalate, he could experience seizures, coma and eventually death, which are body reactions to high levels of glucose, and are symptoms of late stage HHNS Katsilambros (2011, p.62).
The combination of suffering from T2DM and being dehydrated, has devastating effects on the microvasculature, which can cause potential retinopathy, nephropathy and forms of neuropathy (Andrew 2004). This can lead to coronary artery disease (CAD), Renal Disease and worsen his current PAD which ...
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