Endocrine and Reproductive Geriatric Changes

Hypothyroidism:
Thyroid activity decreases, may be mistaken for normal slowing
T3 decreases
Meatabolic rate slows
Decreased estrogen/testosterone

Nursing Diagnoses:
Activity Intolerance
Fatigue

Nursing Interventions:
Thyroid testing
Assist with memory cues for medications

Diabetes:








References:
Potter, P. A., & Perry, A. G. (2009). Fundamentals of Nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby Elsevier.


Diabetes:
http://youtu.be/uQRg1TzkoBs
http://youtu.be/vaGRV6lTffk