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Instructed patient that sugar levels may reach high limits causing complications.

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Patient was instructed on the signs and symptoms of hypotension that may happen in a few seconds or minutes of standing up after been sitting or lying down. It feel like fainting. Signs include: dizziness, blurry vision, confusion, weakness and nausea. Those symptoms go away if sitting or lying down for few minutes until the blood pressure adjusts to normal.

Diabetes Teaching 680

Patient was instructed on peripheral arterial disease that is a hardening of the arteries that prevents proper blood flow. The improper flow is one of the risk factors for foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation.

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Patient was instructed on complications of diabetes such as heart disease. People with diabetes have extra reason to be mindful of heart and blood vessel disease. Diabetes carries an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and complications related to poor circulation.

Diabetes Teaching 690

Patient was instructed on diabetes complications, such as kidney disease. Diabetes can damage the kidneys which not only can cause them to fail, but can also make them loose their ability to filter out waste products. This is called nephropathy.

Diabetes Teaching 691

Patient was instructed on complications of diabetes such as nerve damage. One of the most common complications of diabetes is diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy means damage to the nerves that run throughout the body, connecting the spinal cord to muscles, skin, blood vessels and other organs.

Diabetes Teaching 692

Patient was instructed on eyes complications. Diabetes can cause eye problems and may lead to blindness. People with diabetes do have a higher of blindness than people without diabetes. Early detection and treatment of eye problems can save the sight.

Diabetes Teaching 693

Patient was instructed on foot complications. People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Foot problems most often happen when there is nerve damage in the feet or when blood flow is poor. The protection of the feet is very important.

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Patient was instructed on skin complications. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time on their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

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Patient was instructed on depression as a complication of diabetes. Feeling down once in a while is normal. But some people feel a sadness that just won