Pathophysiology Module 06 Written Assignment

Pathophysiology Module 06 Written Assignment

Case Study:
A 21-year old female (A.M) presents to the urgent care clinic with symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a fever for 3 days. She states that she has Type I diabetes and has not been managing her blood sugars since she’s been ill and unable to keep any food down. She’s only tolerated sips of water and juices. Since she’s also been unable to eat, she hasn’t taken any insulin as directed. While helping A.M. from the lobby to the examining room you note that she’s unsteady, note that her skin in warm and flushed and that she’s drowsy. You also note that she’s breathing rapidly and smell a slight sweet/fruity odor. A.M. has a challenge answering questions but keeps asking for water to drink. Pathophysiology Module 06 Written Assignment



You get more information from A.M. and learn
She had some readings on her glucometer which were reading ‘high’
She vomits almost every time she takes in fluid
She hasn’t voided for a day but voided a great deal the day before
She’s been sleeping long hours and finally woke up this morning and decided to seek care
Current labs and vital signs
chart information Vita signs

Blood pressure 88/46 mmHg

Heart rate 132 bpm

Respiratory rate 36/min deep

Temperature 101.3 F


Additional data Lab results

Glucose 657mg/dl

Potassium 6.2 mEq/L


Summarize the questions above and formulate what may be happening with A.M. and how you would improve her condition.
Be sure to cite your sources in-text and on a References page using APA format. Pathophysiology Module 06 Written Assignment