Case Studies to Test Your Knowledge - Case Study 1

    Carmen is a 15-year-old girl who was admitted to Mount Saint John Hospital. Her parents tell doctors that she has lost 10 pounds in the last 4 weeks, complains of constant fatigue, and wakes frequently at night to go to the bathroom. After testing, the doctors determine that she has Type I Diabetes.
    Type I Diabetes Questions for You
    1. What is Type I Diabetes?
    2. Who is at risk?
    3. What tests did doctors perform on Carmen to determine that she has Type I Diabetes?
    4. How is Type I Diabetes managed? Will Carmen receive insulin, pills, or both? (Check Diabetes Management section)
    5. What type of diet would be beneficial for Carmen?
    6. What education is important is important for Carmen and her family?
    7. Make a long-term diabetes management plan for Carmen. How can she maximize her quality of life?