Flashcards in Diabetic Teaching Deck (17)
Which type of diabetes is controlled mostly by insulin?
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Which type of diabetes is controlled mostly by diet and exercise?
Type 2 diabetes
What should you teach diabetes about foot care ?
1.) inspect skins daily
2.) keep skin clean and dry
3.) Have MD cut toenails
4.)Cut toenails straight across
If a diabetic vomits after taking PO insulin what should they do?
Monitor blood sugar and do not repeat dose because the medication may have bee absorbed
How often should a diabetic get an eye exam ?
Yearly; diabetes can cause retinopathy
What is lipodystrophy
Where does it appear ?
Teach client to ?
A fatty mass that appear and decrease insulin absorption in a area where a client repeats injections without rotating injection sites
Teach client to rotate injection sites
Do you need to aspirate if injecting SQ?
What is Exubera
A inhaled insulin
Exercise _____ blood glucose
Lower blood glucose
4.) oral contraceptives
Increase blood glucose
What do you give the client is hypoglycemic and unconscious ?
Glucagon (IV or IM)
Insulin pumps that are wearable mimic which organ?
What is the insulin use in the wearable insulin pump?
Regular or short acting
How often is the Insertion site change when wearing her insulin pump?
Every 2 to 3 days
Is the insulin delivery continuous or intermittent ?