Patient was instructed on diabetes. All body cells require glucose for energy. Glucose enters body cells with the help of a hormone called insulin, which acts somewhat like a gatekeeper. If the body becomes less responsive to insulin, or if the body is not producing insulin, glucose cannot pass through the cell wall and the cell "starves."
Instructed in possible causes of hypoglicemia such as too much insulin, not enough food, overexertion or GI disturbance.
Instructed on the importance of having her nails clipped straight across and gently filed with an emery board.
Taught that during times of stress, such as fever, infection, injury or surgery, it may be more difficult to control the blood sugar levels.
Taught that effectively controlling high blood sugar levels help prevent circulation problems and blindness, among others.
Taught that effectively controlling high blood sugar levels help prevent heart disease, kidney disease and strokes, among others.
Taught that weight loss and changes in vision may constitute as signs/symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus.
Instructed on the need/importance of wearing shoes that are clean and fit properly.
Instructed on some signs and/or symptoms of high blood sugar, such as: nausea and dry, flushed skin.
Instructed on some signs and/or symptoms of high blood sugar, such as: dizziness, vomiting and abdominal cramps.