Patient Encounter 1 Part 1

A 50-year-old woman with hypertension and diabetes comes into your clinic seeking advice about which incontinence pads work best. After questioning her, you determine that she has multiple issues of low volume urine loss daily, which is a significant change (increase) from 1 year ago. All episodes occur at times of physical activity. She's a single mother of three grown children, all delivered vaginally. Her last menstrual period was 11 months ago.

What information suggests that she has UI? Does she have risk factors for UI?

What additional information do you need to know before creating a treatment plan for this patient?

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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