Endocrine System help!

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    Hello everyone, soo im in NU102, and im in need of some help on the endocrine systemmm need to pass with a 78 or better! I was wondering if any of you know of any websites that have an easy explanation of it, or have made any outlines in the past that would help me out? It would greatly be appreciated. Thanks all! :bowingpur

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    Quote from wackyj2000
    Hello everyone, soo im in NU102, and im in need of some help on the endocrine systemmm need to pass with a 78 or better! I was wondering if any of you know of any websites that have an easy explanation of it, or have made any outlines in the past that would help me out? It would greatly be appreciated. Thanks all! :bowingpur
    I would do a search on here, there are a lot of people that ask about this because it can be tricky. A few sites that I have researched off here that I really like is :
    http://www.endocrineweb.com/index.html. Search for sites that Daytonite had replied to, she is really good at replying. Good Luck.
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    endocrine weblinks are posted on these two posts. some of the links may no longer be active:

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    I have some amazing personal notes and charts for Endo -- if you please send me a private message.
    Last edit by sirI on Sep 21, '08
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    thanks christian girl.... im doing diabtes, hyper/hypothyroidism, parathryroidism, anterior/posterior pituitary gland.... anything will help! thank you so much!
    Last edit by Angie O'Plasty, RN on Feb 28, '08 : Reason: TOS
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    Try these very short videos. They are really simplified - they seem to be geared towards non-medical people.

    http://health.discovery.com/tools/blausen/blausen.html
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    I am also looking for some endocrine help. I am working on hyper/hypothyroidism, parathryroidism, anterior/posterior pituitary gland, etc. Can you help?
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    Below is an example of my diabetes notes:
    Diabetes
    • Type I Diabetes
      • Insulin dependent
      • Usually kids
      • No insulin produced ~ need outside source of insulin
    • Type II Diabetes
      • Usually developed later
      • Because of obesity
      • 40+ y/o
      • Sedentary lifestyle
      • Familial tendency
      • Average age 50 years
      • Fatigue
      • Decreased energy
      • Recurrent infections
      • May be able to control with exercise and diet
      • Usually put on hypoglycemic drugs
        • Glucophage
          • Side effects are very blurry vision and stress eating
    • Gestational Diabetes
      • Women develop diabetes during pregnancy
      • Many will develop type II later in life
    • Labs to DX Diabetes
      • Fasting Blood Sugar
        • 70-110 is NL
        • *Fasting BG <126
        • Random BG of 200+ ~ classified as diabetic and treat accordingly
      • 2 hr. Glucose Tolerance Test
        • Take fasting BG
        • if 200+ ~ diabetic
      • Hgb A1C should be less than 7%
    • Meds that lower blood sugar
      • NSAIDs
      • Sulfa drugs
    • Meds that higher blood sugar
      • Cortisone drugs
      • Some birth control
      • Calcium channel blockers
    • Hypoglycemic drugs can cause birth defects in babies
    • Common side effect of Zantac or Ranitidine is hypoglycemia


    • Insulin
      • Provided because pancreas isn’t producing it
      • Given at 45-90 degree angle (depends on patient’s size)
      • ***Extremely rare to see NPH given on day of surgery
      • Regular = humulin
        • Good for 1 month (30 days) out of the fridge
        • Clear
      • NPH
        • Cloudy
      • Need is higher during surgery
      • The heavier you are, the more insulin you need
      • Sweeteners (nutra sweet and equal) are OK as substitutes
      • NO ETOH!!!!!
        • May need to increase insulin to cover drinks at celebrations (wedding)
    • Sick day of a diabetic
      • Continue to take insulin as scheduled
      • Do SMBG every few hours
      • Call MD if vomiting 24+ hours of if BG decreased ~ MD will usually have patient come in and give 1-2 L D5W
        • Also check urine for ketones
    • Chem. strips come in a brown bottle because of exposure to light ~ make sure bottle is closed tightly!!!
    If you would like a copy, please send me a pm with your email.
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    Hello Ester2007,

    I was wondering if I could get a copy of your diabetes mellutis notes.

    Last edit by sirI on Sep 21, '08 : Reason: please do not post your email address publicly
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    Christiangrl,

    I would appreciate a copy of your endocrine notes. I have been reading in my text book, but having a hard time comprehending all of the material. Anything you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks.:typing


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