Instructed patient about the importance of wearing a Medic Alert Bracelet.
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.
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.
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.
Instructed patient on possible causes of high blood sugars such as: excess food, insufficient insulin, and lack of exercise, stress, infection or fever.
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.
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.
Instructed patient to contact physician or go to an emergency room if symptoms of high blood sugar occur.
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.
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.