Blood Sugar

Instructed patient use sugar in moderation. Consider lower sugar options if available, fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grain foods are good sources of fiber, drink plenty of water, use less salt.
Patient was instructed on consequences of consuming alcohol having diabetes. Alcohol disrupts the liver
Patient was instructed on how lifestyle and daily routine can affect blood sugar levels. Coordinating the meals with the medications can be a fine balance. Too little insulin in comparison to the medication may result in very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Too much food may cause the blood sugar to climb too high (hyperglycemia).
Patient was instructed on how daily routine can affect the blood sugar levels. Consistency: consistency from day to day in the time and amount of food eaten. By controlling these factors, it is possible to better control when the sugar rises and even how high it rises.
Patient was instructed on how lifestyle and daily routine can affect blood sugar levels. Food is the major culprit in altering the blood sugar level. The blood is at its highest an hour or two after eaten, and then it starts to fall. What eaten, when and how much all affect blood sugar levels.
Patient was instructed on how lifestyle and daily routine can affect blood sugar levels Type of food: food is made up of carbohydrates, protein and fat. Although all three can increase blood sugar, carbohydrates have the biggest impact.
Patient was instructed on supplies that will use for blood glucose meter - reads blood sugar Test strip - collects blood sample. Lancet or small needle -fits into lancing device, pricks finger, and provides small drop of blood for glucose strip. Lancing device - pricks finger when button is pressed. Most devices have dials to select how deep the needle goes into the skin. Start with middle depth. If get more blood than needed, dial the number down so the lancet does not go as deep. If get less blood, dial the number up so lancet goes deeper. Alcohol wipes or soap and water - to clean fingers or other testing site.
Patient was instructed on control solution - checks test strip for accuracy. The amount of sugar in the control solution is already known. When placed on a test strip, value should match control solution value on bottle, package of strips or package insert with your strips. Check strip - comes with some models to make sure your meter is working. It checks the meter only, not the strips.
Patient was instructed on the importance to have a good blood sugar control to avoid future diabetes complications: Monitoring: keep track of the blood sugar every day, Meals: Plan healthy and enjoyable meals to help keep the blood sugar near goal, Moves (exercise): moving the body help lower the blood sugar by burning it for energy, Medicine: when Meals and Move are not enough.
Patient was instructed checking the blood sugar is a simple process using a lancing device, lancet, test strip and a meter. The following are general instructions for using a blood glucose meter.Wash the hands or clean finger or other site with alcohol. If are using alcohol, let it dry before prick the finger,Prick the site with a lancing device,Put a little drop of blood on a test strip.Insert the test strip into the blood glucose meter,In seconds, the blood glucose meter reads the blood sugar level.

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