Patient Diagnosis Case Study: Metabolic Syndrome

Imagine that your patient reports that she has been prescribed Metformin but does not take it every day. She reports failing several diets. Fully inform your patient and explain their diagnosis.

To answer the question, explain what possible questions you would ask to further explore the choices they’ve made to manage their disease processes. Use the POLDCARTS method to help formulate your questions. What questions would you ask to ascertain their knowledge of metabolic syndrome? What do you think is going on with the overall health of this patient? Describe in detail the pathophysiology as it relates to her current presentation and symptoms.