SN instructed pt on high risk med Basaglar KwikPen Subcutaneous Do not take Basaglar during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin glargine or any of the ingredients in Basaglar. Do NOT reuse needles or share insulin pens, even if the needle has been changed.The most common side effect of insulin, including Basaglar, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening. Signs and symptoms may include dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, mood change, or hunger.
Patient instructed Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours. It is used to improve blood sugar control in patients with DMII. Most people who take Humalog use a sliding scale or take a certain dose routinely throughout the day. If you are taking this medication with meals, use it within 15 minutes before or just after you eat. Do not take Humalog if your blood sugar is below 60 or you are experiencing s/s of hypoglycemia.
Patient instructed on the importance of alternating insulin injection sites, reviewed alternative injection sites. Instructed injecting into the same spot can cause lipohypertrophy, the buildup of fat under the skin, which can slow the absorption of insulin, or lipoatrophy, the wasting of fat under the skin, which can be unsightly.
SN instructed patient on proper use of insulin such as keeping currently in use vials in refrigerator not in freezer, take insulin exactly as prescribed and never to adjust dose without orders from physician ( MD ), and to never use insulin that has changed color or consistency. SN educated patient on sites of body that insulin can be administered including abdomen, upper arms, thighs or buttocks. Patient verbalized understanding.
Patient was instructed about another reason to get your blood sugar levels under control and keep them that way doing so can help you avoid many diabetes skin problems, still, skin conditions related to this disease are common. As many as 1 out of 3 people with diabetes will have one. Fortunately, most can be or successfully treated before they turn into a serious problem.
Patient was instructed on taking insulin on sick day. When becoming sick with a cold, or the flu, usual dose of insulin has to be taken, even if feeling too ill to eat. This is especially true if having nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Infection usually increases the body needs of insulin. Call the doctor for specific instructions. Continue taking insulin and try to stay in the regular meal plan.
Patient was instructed on taking insulin on sick day. If having trouble eating solid food, drink fruit juices, non diet soft drinks, or clear soups, or eat small amounts of bland foods. The body needs to have its usual insulin dose especially if having nausea or vomiting. If having severe or prolonged vomiting check with the doctor or nurse. Even when starting feeling better let the doctor to know about it.
Patient was instructed on taking insulin on sick day. There's a good chance blood glucose (sugar) levels will rise when sick or getting sick. That's because the body is sending out hormones to fight whatever bug has invaded the body. Those hormones also make it difficult for the body to use insulin. That's bad, and it can be dangerous.
Patient was instructed on taking insulin on sick day. Illness and infection put extra stress on the body and often raise blood glucose. Even if unable to eat, the body needs insulin.
Patient was instructed on Insulin. Insulin is a hormone released from the pancreas. A hormone is a chemical messenger secreted by a gland that then travels in the blood to act on other parts of the body. Insulin is the primary substance responsible for maintaining appropriate blood sugar levels. Insulin allows sugar to be transported into cells so that they can produce energy or store the glucose until it is needed.