Patient was instructed on some precautions to prevent diabetes complications. Elevate lower extremities whenever sitting or lying to promote venous return and this decrease and prevent edema.
Patient was instructed on some precautions to prevent diabetes complications, such as, to do deep breathing exercises to promote lung expansion and prevent pulmonary congestion.
Patient was instructed on some precautions to prevent diabetes complications, such as, to follow a therapeutic diet, including adequate fluid intake to ensure proper nutrition and hydration. Drink fluids often. Drink about half a cup of water, tea or broth every hour.
Patient was instructed on the importance of not miss any meals during the day. It is better to eat at regular intervals, having 3 meals per day and 3 snacks and to avoid consuming sweet / high carbohydrate foods content.
Patient was instructed on the importance to take frequent rest periods elevating feet to promote circulation and do not cross the legs when sitting.
Patient was instructed on the importance of rotate the site of insulin injection to prevent future complications in that skin area. Injecting in the same place much of the time can cause hard lumps or extra fat deposits to develop.
Instructed patient to contact doctor if any of the following occur: an illness lasting one or two days without improvement; vomiting/diarrhea that continue longer than 6 hours, blood tests that continue to run higher thatafter taking medications, S/S of high blood sugar.
Instructed patient to follow a healthy eating plan that includes his/her favorites foods, but with the proper number of calories and sugars that they should eat daily.
Instructed patient about the importance of remaining seated for at least minutes after each meal in order to prevent aspiration and accelerate gastric emptying.