Anxiety can be a nursing diagnosis, however it is important to note than anxiety as nursing diagnosis is not the same as an anxiety disorder, which is a medical diagnosis.
Diabetes mellitus is a medical diagnosis. There are complications of diabetes however which do fall under nursing diagnosis, e.g. risk for unstable blood glucose levels.
I find thinking about nursing diagnosis as finding problems or risk for problems that are with in the nursing scope to identify and to manage helps, but I still struggle to articulate nursing diagnoses at times. One thing that has been really helpful for me is buying a nursing diagnosis handbook
, which walks through many of the common nursing diagnoses, evidence for those diagnoses and common interventions. I highly suggest finding a copy of one be it through the library, borrowing, or buying.
EDIT: Not sure why my post is hyperlinking to amazon
???? Allnurses has gotten weird with embedding links.