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Survival Skills for the Person with Diabetes

 

Areas to be covered in book while teaching patients survival skills:

 

What is High Blood Sugar?

 

What is Low Blood Sugar?

 

Your Diabetes Medications

 

Description of Diabetes Medications

 

How Do I Prepare Insulin Injection?

 

How Do I Inject Insulin?

*Teach insulin injection technique

 

Insulin Types

*Ultralente and Lente are no longer available

 

Self-Monitoring of Blood Sugar

*Instructions on how to use Precision XTRA glucose meter

*Blood Sugar Goals

Premeals90-130

2 hours after meals<180

Bedtime 110-150

Frequency of monitoring is determined by physician

 

Sick Day Management

*Key points:

����������� Take medications

Monitor every 4 hours � call if ketones present (only type 1) or if BS >300 on 3 or more tests.

����������� Drink fluids

����������� Call for appt if vomit/diarrhea/fever for more than 1 day

 

Benefits of Exercise

*Exercise lowers Blood Sugar, Cholesterol, BP and Weight

*Talk to provider prior to starting exercise program

 

***Place Consult for Dietitian***