Clinical Challenge

Transitioning a patient with a complex insulin regimen from hospital to home

Transitioning a patient with a complex insulin regimen from hospital to home

When creating outpatient diabetes management plan, the patient's inpatient medication regimen should be considered but not necessarily replicated.

Abdominal cramping, foreign body in 
the stool of a child

Abdominal cramping, foreign body in 
the stool of a child

A child presents to the emergency department with a seven-inch live 
worm in his stool.

Diabetes control in a patient with multiple hospitalizations

Diabetes control in a patient with multiple hospitalizations

A patient with type 2 diabetes for ten years experienced three recent hospitalizations and a COPD exacerbation that required an increase in maintenance steroids.

Inflamed foot in a patient with diabetes

Inflamed foot in a patient with diabetes

A patient diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia presents to the foot clinic after one month of swelling, redness, and warmth in the left foot.

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

A patient, Ms. B., was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago.

Hypoglycemia in an ambulatory-care setting

Hypoglycemia in an ambulatory-care setting

A type 1 diabetes patient presents to an outpatient facility agitated and slurring his words. Emergency medical help was called to assist the patient.

Managing type 2 diabetes in an outpatient setting

Managing type 2 diabetes in an outpatient setting

How would you help maximize this patient's diabetes therapy, hypertension management, and reduce leg cramps?

Preoperative management in a patient with type 2 diabetes

Preoperative management in a patient with type 2 diabetes

After a patient's elective surgery was postponed due to glucose readings, an assessment of his medical profile and history were evaluated to manage his type 2 diabetes mellitus complications.

Dizziness, decreased mobility in an elderly diabetes patient

Dizziness, decreased mobility in an elderly diabetes patient

Lack of confidence when mobilizing and hypoglycemia in an elderly lady with type 2 diabetes.

An obese woman ­presents with polyuria and blurred vision

An obese woman ­presents with polyuria and blurred vision

A patient recently diagnosed with diabetes complains of worsening malaise and fatigue as well as bilateral extremity cramps.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters