Instructed in measures to prevent or manage bronchitis such as getting adequate rest, eating a well-balanced diet, and avoiding all respiratory irritants (smoke, dust, air pollution, etc.).
Instructed in factors that increase the risk of stroke such as age, family history, race, prior stroke, history of diabetes, cardiac and renal disease, among others.
Instructed in possible effects of a stroke such as paralysis or weakness on one side of the body, difficulty with speech and language, urine and fecal incontinence, visual deficits, emotional lability.
Instructed in measures to prevent a stroke: prevent atherosclerosis, exercise regularly, avoid smoking, monitor and control diabetes, high blood pressure, or other diseases, etc.
Instructed in factors that may increase the risk of osteoarthritis such as trauma, advancing age, poor body posture, genetic tendency, metabolic or endocrine abnormalities, and others.
Instructed in possible assistance to improve mobility such as a rehabilitation nurse (assists with exercises), physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
Instructed in how to recognize signs and symptoms of diabetes such as excesive thirst, fatigue, increased urination, increased appetite, slow healing wounds, itching, changes in vision, weight loos.
Instructed in measures important in management of diabetes mellitus: follow prescribed diabetic diet, see physician, dentist, and eye doctor regulary, take medications as ordered, exercise regularly.
Instructed in measures important in foot care of the diabetic: inspect feet dialy, report any foot problems to podiatrist or physician, wash feet dialy with warm soap and water and pat dry; especially between toes.
Instructed in how to recognize signs and symptoms of low blood sugar such as fatigue, headache, drowsiness, tremors, pale, moist skin, hunger anxiety, impared vision, etc.