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.
Instructed in factors that increase the risk of hypertension such as age, race, family history, stress, high sodium intake, high cholesterol intake, obesity and a sedentary life style.
Instructed in factors that increase the risk of asthma such as respiratory infection, cold air, emotional stress, allergens (dust, pollens, certain medicine, certain food, etc), environment pollution, exercise and fatigue.
Instructed in S/S of high blood pressure such as fatige, palpitation, dizziness, headaches, nosebleeds, blurring of vision.
Instructed in measures to control hypertension such as control stress, decrease cholesterol and sodium diet, take medication exactly as prescribed, etc.
Instructed in measures to protect skin such as keeping skin clean and dry, assessing frequently for skin breakdown, avoiding powder due to possible caking and irritation, etc.