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Addition blood work needed is Oral Glucose Tolerance test which will be done to check
blood glucose level two hours after the patient has taken something with sugar. The importance
of this blood test is that the doctor will be able to know whether the patient has diabetes and if he
is how is the body processing the glucose. The normal patient shows less than 140 mg/dl glucose
level when oral glucose tolerance test is conducted. Pre-diabetes patient has between 140mg/dl
to 199 while a patient with diabetes shows 200mg/dl or even higher. Additional information to
be collected from the patient include whether he is frequently urinating, feeling very thirsty,
experiences numbness in the hands and feet.
Currently, the patient is receiving 20 mg of lisinopril daily this is effective in the
treatment of hypertension it can also be used in treating heart failure especially in adult but if the
test reveals that the patient as diabetes then the use of Lisinopril. It is important that the drug also
causes urinating, fever headache and dizziness thus without checkup it would be had to tell
(Mensah, 2010). Other changes that I would recommend include lifestyle modification which
will prevent high blood pressure. Consulting a nutritionist and also an exercise specialist would
also be important in initiating weight loss and changing lifestyle.
The lifestyle modification changes I believe are appropriate for this patient are lifestyle
impact blood pressure level and lower cardiovascular diseases. A decrease in blood pressure
reduces chances of stroke. The patient ought to stop smoking if he into the habit of smoking, eat
healthy, exercises regularly and minimize the amount of salt intake (Powers, 1996). Another
lifestyle modification is limiting alcohol consumption and controlling blood sugar. The medical,
nutritional therapy of hypertension and diabetes usually overlaps. For instance, weight
management works for both dietary recommendations manages diabetes and also reduces

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Running head: DISCUSSION 1 1 Discussion 1 Author Institution DISCUSSION 1 2 Addition blood work needed is Oral Glucose Tolerance test which will be done to check blood glucose level two hours after the patient has taken something with sugar. The importance of this blood test is that the doctor will be able to know whether the patient has diabetes and if he is how is the body processing the glucose. The normal patient shows less than 140 mg/dl glucose level when oral glucose tolerance test is conducted. Pre-diabetes patient has between 140mg/dl to 199 while a patient with diabetes shows 200mg/dl or even higher. Additional information to be collected from the patient include whether he is frequently urinating, feeling very thirsty, experiences numbness in the hands and feet. Currently, the patient is receiving 20 mg of lisinopril daily this is effective in the treatment of hypertension it can also be used in treating heart failure especially in adult but if the test reveals that the patient as diabetes then the use of Lisinopril. It is important that the drug also causes urinating, fever headache and dizziness thus without checkup it would be had to tell (Mensah, 2010). Other c ...
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