Exercises: You will complete the following exercises via ShadowHealth© assessment, you may attempt each exercise as often as you would like. Once you have achieved at least 80% for each exercise, please download and save the LabPass document, and upload the PDF document to the dropbox.

  • Complete the ShadowHealth© Antidiabetic Concept Lab
  • Complete the ShadowHealth© Focused Exam: Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes (Arun Patel)

Professional Development: Write a 1000-word APA reflection essay of your experience with the ShadowHealth© virtual assignment(s). At least two scholarly sources in addition to your textbook should be utilized. Answers to the following questions may be included in your reflective essay:

  • Would you prescribe any medications at this point? Why or why not? If so, what?
  • What would be the choice for second-line therapy?
  • What are the parameters for monitoring success of the therapy?
  • Discuss specific patient education based on the prescribed therapy.
  • List one or two adverse reactions for the selected agent that would cause you to change therapy.
  • What would be the choice for second-line therapy?
  • What lifestyle changes would you recommend for this patient, in addition to medication?
  • Describe one or two drug–drug or drug–food interactions for the selected agent.

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Professional Development- Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes (Arun Patel)


Mr. Patel has come to the clinic to check on his treatment for hypertension and type 2 diabetes. He points out that he has had worries and anxiety issues about the quality of his life. At the moment, Mr. Patel is a student-teacher in the film industry. Nonetheless, he has limited funds though he has insurance from his employer and can be able to afford prescription drugs and an inexpensive cost. He adds that he has a diagnosis with anxiety 13 years ago. He admits that he has not been able to follow the right diet. This paper helps in the provision of an assessment on the issue of a patient suffering from hypertension and type 2 diabetes. 

Would you prescribe any medications at this point? Why or why not? If so, what?

At the moment there is a need for the patient to avoid the use of any medication. At the moment, I will not prescribe any medication for the patients. I will ensure that the patient can manage his health by other means. The continuous use of medication is a challenge since it influences the quality of care for patients. The patient is making use of medication that affects his health and with the issues of lack of finances, there will be a need for ensuring that the patient can avoid any cases of use of unnecessary medication. 

What would be the choice for second-line therapy?

The second line of therapy that could be necessary for Mr. Patel is to change his eating habits. This is an important process because as a result of the deterioration in the health of the patients there is a need for identification of the other measures to avoid the rising glucose level. The patient has had challenges with blood pressure due to his inability to manage his diet. This implies that one should be able to identify the causes of poor health and that one can avoid cases of the use of meals that are with fats as posited by Reyes et al. (2017). With the need for the use of second-line therapy, one can be able to determine the options that could be used for handling issues of care for patients…. (click here to get full solution)