A review of a self-diagnosed diabetic case study
Monday, March 2, 2015
This paper reflects on a case of a 26-year-old male taking medication for undiagnosed diabetes. The patient is resident in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and while Federal Law does not place the same focus on patient confidentiality as UK law, all patient identifiable information has been anonymised in line with the Principles of Caldicott (Department of Health, 1997) and has received ethical approval.The purpose of this review is to critically analyse the effect of self-medicating for a self-diagnosed condition, in this case diabetes. The focus of the case study draws on multiple experiences in which a patient has self-diagnosed and implemented a medication regime without advice from medically trained personnel.
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