Instructed patient on the steps to follow to prevent a heart attack or stroke by: maintaining proper cholesterol and triglyceride levels, exercise regularly, proper diet, keeping all MD appointments.
Instructed patient on possible complications linked to diabetes such as, kidney, bladder and heart disorders, strokes, eye complications, peripheral vascular and nervous system disorders.
Instructed patient to maintain a diabetic record of blood sugars and any adverse reactions. Records should include date, time, and any other pertinent information.
Your feet are your source of independence - or at least its foundation. Give your feet a little tenderness, a little loving care, each day. And be sure to have your doctor take a good look at your feet during each of your diabetes checkups, in case you missed anything.
Instructed patient about accurate preparation of insulin syringes using aseptic techniques.
Instructed patient about proper subcutaneous injection technique using asepsis.
Instructed patient on oral diabetic agents. When properly used, these agents stimulate insulin release from the pancreas to help control glucose levels.
Instructed patient on possible adverse reactions to oral diabetic agents, which include: nausea, vomiting, epigastric fullness, heartburn, hypoglycemia, rash, itching and facial flushing.
Instructed patient on insulin. It is widely used to decrease blood glucose levels by replacing insulin not produced by the pancreas.
Instructed patient on possible adverse reactions to insulin, which include hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, and skin rash and local reaction at injection site.