Unit 14: Physiological Disorders in Health and Social Care

Leema Khanom                                                                                              

Unit 14: Physiological Disorders in Health and Social Care

Pass 1:
Diabetes- Mrs R

Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 2.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 850,000 people who have the condition but don’t know it.

Mrs R has Diabetes and has had it from her early 20s. She experienced many symptoms such as tiredness, blurred vision at times and slow healing of the skin. This made Mrs R rather worried as to why she was feeling rather tired and why she had blurred vision, so she decided to visit the GP. After making an appointment at the doctors, she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. (This meant that her body was unable to produce enough insulin). Mrs R had mixed emotions as she was oblivious as to what diabetes was and what it meant. After being informed by her doctor she was told that she had diabetes due to obesity and the different types of medicines she’s also been taking from a young age. Also her mother had this condition so in this case it was passed down through genes. There are two type’s diabetes; type 1 and type 2, the difference is that the body can’t produce insulin or not enough insulin. Mrs R had realised that diabetes can be severe but had no cure. So in order to keep the level of severity low she needed to be active and have insulin injections reguarlarly.  

Eczema- Miss S

Miss S has Eczema and has had it since a young age, over the years she noticed that certain foods made her eczema worse; e.g. prawns and eggs. Symptoms she experienced involved itchy, flaky, dry skin and sometimes would bleed depending on the severity of the itchiness. Miss S was unaware that she had eczema until the midwife had noticed that something was wrong. She was then taken to the doctors and diagnosed with the condition. As Miss S got older she was aware of what eczema was and was able to look...