Instructed patient to call MD if he notices having trouble breathing, chest hurts, breath smells fruity or lips or tongue are dry and cracked.
Instructed patient about the importance of keeping BS levels as close to normal as possible.
Instructed patient about regular eye examination to detect early eye problems.
Instructed patient that insulin/oral diabetic agents are used to relief the symptoms and not to cure the disease.
Instructed patient about the importance of proper foot care. This includes wearing properly fitting shoes and socks, correct trimming of toenails, and avoidance of injuries on the legs and/or feet.
Instructed patient on the proper disposal of sharps. They will be disposed off in the container provided.
Instructed patient about the importance of site rotation at the time of the subcutaneous injection.
Instructed patient on Diabetes diagnosis, which occurs when the pancreas has partial or total lack of insulin production.
Instructed patient on S/S of hypoglycemia such as: cold sweat, shaking, blurred vision, faintness, hunger, headache, confused thinking and impatience. Instructed patient that if these S/S occur to take fast acting sugar, such as orange juice with sugar or glucose tablets.
Instructed patient on S/S of hyperglycemia such as: excessive urination, thirst, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/cramps, weak-tired feeling, drowsiness, deep-rapid breathing, or fruity breath. If these S/S occur client S/O instructed to notify MD.