suffering severity

suffering severity

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the severity of anguish associated with a distressing symptom, injury, or loss that has potential long-term effects. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.

Patient discussion about suffering severity

Q. are diabetic people suffer from other side effects besides high sugar level?

A. Yes. High blood sugar levels themselves may cause problems such as excessive urinating (and excessive drinking, in response), and in severe case may cause life-threatening abnormalities of the blood (known as non ketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state).

The chronic consequences of high blood sugar are mainly damage to the kidney, eyes (even blindness), nerves (loss of sensation, development of non-healing wounds in the legs) and accelerated heart disease, all of them leading to excessive morbidity, disability (e.g. amputation of legs) and death.

It was shown that controlling the blood sugar reduce these complications (with the exception of heart disease in type 2 diabetic patients, which is still in debate).

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