SN instructed that Janumet is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes. Instructed that common side effects include, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, weakness, or a metallic taste in the mouth may occur.
Patient is unable to performed insulin injection by herself due to low vision and hand tremors. No caregiver able/willing to do that procedure due to ALF's policies. Nurse will continue search a c/g able and willing to administer insulin to patient.
Patient was instructed on diabetes symptoms. People with diabetes who have had high blood sugar levels for long periods of time can develop complications, including: Damage to the eyes (retinopathy) which can lead to blindness. Damage to the nerves (neuropathy), which can lead to numbness, tingling or pain in the legs and arms. Damage to the kidneys (nephropathy), which can result in kidney failure.
Patient was instructed on diabetes symptoms. The initial symptoms of diabetes are related to high blood glucose levels. These symptoms include excessive urination, thirst and hunger, weight loss, and increased susceptibility to infections, especially of the skin.
Patient was instructed on diabetes symptoms. People with diabetes also are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease caused by atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of the artery). Atherosclerosis can involve the heart (coronary heart disease), with symptoms of chest pain or heart attack. Brain (cerebrovascular disease), causing stroke. Arteries supplying the legs (peripheral vascular disease), causing leg pain while walking or exercising that stops quickly with rest.
Patient was instructed on diabetes. Disease is cause by a lack of insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that is essential for converting energy from food. Insulin is necessary for the body to process nutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins), and its absence cause high sugar levels in the blood.
Patient was instructed on diabetes. There are 2 types of diabetes. Type I diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin altogether. Type II diabetes, the body still makes some insulin but it doesn't make enough, or the body can't use it properly.
Patient was instructed on type I diabetes. For people with type I diabetes, taking insulin is crucial. With type I diabetes the body doesn
Patient was instructed on type II diabetes. Some people with type II diabetes can get blood sugar control through diabetes pills. These people do produce some insulin. But it is not enough to keep their blood sugar under control. Type II diabetes can often be controlled by weight loss, sensitive eating, and pills that improve the insulin supply or help it work better.
Patient was instructed on diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, often simply called diabetes, is a common disorder in which the body cannot properly use the carbohydrates (starches and simple sugars), fats and proteins in foods.