Assignment: Course Resources
Assignment: Course Resources
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Patient is a 62-year-old female with Type II Diabetes Mellitus. The patient states she checks her blood glucose 1 – 2 times monthly fasting in the mornings and reports that her blood glucose is always less than 120. Patient is currently on Metformin 1000mg twice daily and Glipizide 10mg twice daily. He denies blurred vision, neuropathy, foot ulcers, urinary frequency, nocturia, polydipsia or increased fatigue. Lab results today show an HbA1c of 9.8%.
What current evidence-based guidelines would you use to manage the patient’s diabetes?
What medications would you prescribe to treat the Diabetes Mellitus and why did you choose this treatment plan?
With your current treatment plan, how many points would you expect the HbA1c to drop in 3 months on next visit? What is a normal HbA1c level for this patient?
What are the possible side effects of the medications prescribed?
What education would you provide to the patient regarding both the Diabetes and the treatment plan?
“Evolving Issues in Health Care” Please respond to the following:
Propose several current and future economic issues confronting and changing the healthcare system. Analyze the significant implications of the issues in question for market efficiency of the healthcare system. Provide a rationale for your response.
Compare and contrast the U.S. health care delivery system relative to spending per capita and ranking of healthcare outcomes with the health care system of two (2) other countries. Provide at least one (1) aspect of the systems from each country selected to support your response.
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