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
*Ultralente and Lente are no longer available
Self-Monitoring of Blood Sugar
*Instructions on how to use Precision XTRA glucose meter
*Blood Sugar Goals
2 hours after meals� <180
Frequency of monitoring is determined by physician
Sick Day Management
����������� 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***