Health Variations 2 – Chronic Illness And Disability

Assessment Questions

Question 1. (10 marks) Explain why Sarah has been prescribed insulin. Relate to the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes and the mechanism of action of insulin. Support your answer with academic references.

Question 2. (5 marks) a) What is the onset, peak and duration of action for NovoRapid insulin according to Bullock, S., & Manias, E. (2017). Fundamentals of pharmacology (8th ed.)? b) When should NovoRapid be administered in relation to food and why? Support your answer with academic references.

Question 3. (10 marks) a) Define hypoglycaemia b) What causes hypoglycaemia? c) What are the symptoms of hypoglycaemia? d) How is hypoglycaemia treated? Support your answer with academic references.