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Ms. Craft, age 59, is brought by ambulance to the emergency room because she thought she was dying. She reports difficulty breathing, dizziness if she attempts to sit up, and feeling a sense of impending doom. Ms. Craft called for emergency assistance under the assumption she was having a heart attack.
Physical examination shows Ms. Craft to have weakness, malaise, warm skin, and hypotension along with a verbal report of nausea. Her blood glucose value is diagnostic for diabetes. Cardiac markers and an EKG do not indicate a heart attack. Medical history reveals Ms. Craft has not seen a doctor in several years and is unaware she has diabetes. Respirations are deep and rapid, and typical of Kussmaul respirations.
· Explain what Ms. Craft probably has and why/how did this occur?
· In what way does the diabetes contribute to her condition?
Isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic are terms that refer to concentration levels in a fluid. Explain an example of one type and how it impacts the body in Ms. Craft’s case.