Nurse to Nurse: Nursing Role in Diabetic Nephropathy Management

  • Linda S. Cohen
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 9)

Abstract

Many health professionals are unaware of the devastating impact diabetic nephropathy has on its victims (patients and their families). These mainly young and middle-aged adults have experienced multiple losses and impairments affecting various bodily functions, which often lead to anxiety, despair, and defeat at a time in their lives when careers are beginning to develop, or they are raising a family, or buying a house. Now, instead of moving ahead with their lives, roadblocks are encountered, and fear abounds. There is the fear of the unknown, incapacitation fears, fear of pain, fear of abandonment by loved ones, fear of more complications, and fear of lost control of an illness that is “running wild.” There are life-saving decisions to be made now, many specialists with whom to engage, new information to absorb, and tests to endure.

Keywords

Obesity Catheter Hepatitis Carbohydrate Creatinine 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1986

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