Instructed patient about foods high in cholesterol, such as, organ meats, read meats, fatty poultry, shrimp, bacon, cold cuts, hot dogs, saturated fats (found in animal fats and coconut oil), palm kernel, cocoa butter, hydrogenated fats, chocolate, margarine, nondairy substitutes, whole milk, egg yolks, fried foods, and others.
A diet that meets the dietary guidelines will ordinarily have enough iron, folate, and vitamin Bto prevent anemia.
Instructed patient about methods for adjusting the diet to meet a change in activity greater caloric intake is required for prolonged or strenuous activity to prevent hypoglycemia.
Instructed patient to take medication with food to minimize GI outset.
Instructed patient to flush all expired medication down the toilet.
Instructed patient to take his/her pills with a full glass of water and drink all the water even if the pill went down with the first swallow.
Instructed patient to refill her/his medication before she/he are completely out of them.
Instructed patient to shake medication for at least one full minute if told to do so.
Instructed in the importance of including more fiber in diet if not contraindicate. Instructed to take fresh fruit, cooked or stewed fruits, green vegetables, root vegetables and whole grain food.
Instructed in that not one food is perfect. However, a wide variety of foods from each group assures the desirable intake of nutrients. A well-balanced diet is essential for good health.