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Endocrine Pathologies

April 13, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 7 Endocrine pathologies chapter was a good review for how the Pituitary hormones in our body work and their target organs. Also the review of the Endocrine glands was good to go over again. The most I got out of this chapter was about Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 and type ll. My neighbor has Type 1 and my Mom has type II. It was informative to see the differences in both types. I learned what to do if they have a problem. If Hyperglycemic (high blood sugar, which could lead to Diabetic coma), you should give them water or a beverage with NO sugar in it. If they are having a hypoglycemic episode (low sugar, which could lead to Insulin shock) and they are coherent you should give them one of the following: 4 oz. Orange Juice, 6 oz. regular soda not diet, tube of cake frosting or sugar cube. I also did not know that some people wore pumps for their insulin delivery.

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