Flashcards in DM part 8 Deck (6)
Nursing Assessment: Objective Data
What are the possible diagnostic findings?
-serum electrolyte abnormalities
-fasting blood glucose level of 126 mg/dL or higher
-OGTT or random glucose level exceeding 200 mg/dL
-increased BUN, creatinine
-increased triglycerides, cholesterol, LDL, VLDL
-A1C greater than 6%
What are 3 ways blood glucose can be raised?
-physical and emotional stress
-illness, injury, surgery,
How often should blood glucose be check during times of illness?
every 4 hours
If glucose is greater than 240 how often should you check urine for ketones?
every 3 to 4 hours
Two consecutive glucose levels greater than what need to be reported to the HCP?
greater than 300