Insulin Teaching 737

Patient was instructed on Insulin. There are few types of insulin. The main difference between them is how quickly they work. A fast insulin is used before meals to work in the body for a few hours as digesting. Longer acting insulin gives the body a base level of insulin that last longer time. This helps the body handle blood sugar all day long.

Insulin Teaching 738

Instructed patient on the importance to inject insulin not exactly in the same place each time, but move around in the same area so the insulin reaches the blood with the same speed with each shot.

Insulin Teaching 739

Instructed patient to store insulin properly and to check expiration date. Advised not to use insulin that changed color or use any other brand other than the one ordered by MD.

Insulin Teaching 740

Patient was instructed on diabetes with illness. Managing diabetes on a daily basis can be a challenge, but experiencing illness or an injury can add additional stress to the maintenance. When people with diabetes are sick with a cold, flu, or other infection, it can cause blood glucose levels to climb.

Insulin Teaching 741

Patient was instructed on diabetes with illness. Taking the medications, testing the blood glucose levels, and staying hydrated are all parts of managing the diabetes during sick days.

Insulin Teaching 742

Patient was instructed on diabetes with injury. People who have diabetes are vulnerable to nerve and vascular damage that can result in loss of protective sensation in the feet, poor circulation, and poor healing of foot ulcers. Careful attention needs to be paid to any abrasion or wound to ensure the quickest healing possible. It is important for people with diabetes to routinely inspect feet, in particular, to check for any issues.

Insulin Teaching 1265

teach patient proper technique and placement of injection

Insulin Teaching 1266

SN Instructed patient that should avoid alcohol while on insulin or in any diabetes medications that stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin, drinking alcohol can cause a dangerous low blood sugar because your liver has to work to remove the alcohol from your blood instead of its main job to regulate your blood sugar.