Diabetes Teaching 375

Instructed patient about the importance of wearing a Medic Alert Bracelet.

Diabetes Teaching 376

Instructed patient on how to recognize S/S of DM such as: excessive thirst, fatigue, increased urination, increased appetite, slow healing wounds, itching, changes in vision and weight loss.

Diabetes Teaching 377

Instructed patient on important procedures in management of DM such as: follow prescribed diabetic diet, see physician, dentist and eye doctor regularly, take medications as ordered, exercise regularly.

Diabetes Teaching 378

Instructed patient on important measures regarding diabetic's foot care such as: feet inspection daily, report any foot problems to podiatrist or physician, wash feet daily with warm soap and water and pat dry, especially between toes.

Diabetes Teaching 379

Instructed patient on possible causes of high blood sugars such as: excess food, insufficient insulin, and lack of exercise, stress, infection or fever.

Diabetes Teaching 380

Instructed patient on how to recognize S/S low blood sugar, such as, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, tremors, paleness, moist skin, hunger, anxiety, and impared vision.

Diabetes Teaching 381

Instructed patient on how to recognize S/S of high blood sugar such as: frequent urination, excessive thirst, headache, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps.

Diabetes Teaching 382

Instructed patient to contact physician or go to an emergency room if symptoms of high blood sugar occur.

Diabetes Teaching 383

Instructed patient on what to do if symptoms of low blood sugar occur. For example: eat some form of glucose or carbohydrate, notify physician or go to emergency room if symptoms persist.

Diabetes Teaching 384

Instructed patients on important routines regarding diabetic foot care, such as: always wear shoes which offer good foot support and fit properly, wear clean socks which also fit properly and avoid going barefooted.