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Flashcards in Diabetes Mellitus Deck (12):
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Body doesn't produce insulin properly, so can't process glucose

Glucose accumulates in blood & urine -> damages organs and causes health problems

2

Can cause:

Heart, kidney, liver disease; eye disease; nerve damage; vascular damage; poor healing

3

Arteriosclerosis & vascular changes:

Poor peripheral circulation; gangrene; decubitus ulcers

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Acidosis = abnormal pH levels

Tissues may not firm well -> increased preservative demand

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Increase in bacterial & mycotic infections

Pruritis -> infected scratch marks; mycotic infections of lungs

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Treatment: restricted cervical injection

Stronger treatments in body; different solutions for head

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Treatment: Start with mild solution, then increase strength

Clears clots

8

Treatment: Use co-injection fluids, buffers, surfactants

Helps with distrubution & maintaining pH

9

Treatment: use fluid dyes

Trace distribution when it is a concern

10

Treatment: Use pulse mode; manipulate pressure & rate-of-flow

Maximizes fluid diffusion & distribution

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Treatment: Drain from right IJV, use alternate drainage

Maximizes penetration to tissues

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Perform cavity treatment immediately after embalming

Sanitizes cavities (potentially infected w/fungus or bacteria)