Glipizide Teaching 2135

SN instructed patient that the Glipizide is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels by helping your pancreas produce insulin. That is used together with diet and exercise to treat Type 2 diabetes. Instructed patient to follow doctors orders and that it is to be taken 30 minutes before a meal twice a day. Reviewed symptoms / signs of hypoglycemia: headache, hunger, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, or feeling shaky. Instructed on common side effects: mild nausea, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness or skin rash, redness or itching. Instructed patient to call 911 in the event of hives; difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.