Flashcards in Diabetic Teaching Deck (12):
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
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
3.) oral contraceptives
Increase blood glucose