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Med Surg Diabetes Practice Questions Osborn, Medical-Surgical Nursing , 2e Chapter 47 Question 1 Type: MCSA The nurse is caring for a patient with a diagnosis of diabetes. The nurse notes the patient’s toenails are thick and ingrown. Which instruction should the nurse provide? 1. Soak feet in Epsom salts daily. 2. Use a clean, sharp razor blade to trim the toenails. 3. Make an appointment with a foot care specialist. 4. Trim nails to follow the curve of the toe.
Question 2 Type: MCSA A diabetic patient complains of frequent corns and asks for information about managing the condition. What is the nurse’s best response?
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Question 3 Type: MCSA A patient has been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The patient states, “I am thin and eat all the time. How can I have diabetes?” Which response by the nurse is most appropriate?
Question 4 Type: MCSA A newly admitted patient has a fasting serum blood glucose level of 125 mg/dL. How should the nurse interpret this value?
Question 5 Type: MCSA A patient recently diagnosed with diabetes states, “A friend whose mother was diabetic told me that it is more economical to use urine dipsticks than to monitor blood levels with a glucometer.” Which response by the nurse is most appropriate? 1. “Urinary glucose is no longer used to routinely monitor glucose control.”
2. “You will be monitoring your urine glucose as well as your blood glucose.” 3. “Yes, urine dipsticks are cheaper than glucose test strips.” 4. “Would you like to switch to this method of monitoring?” Question 6 Type: MCSA Genetic testing indicates that a child has DR3 and DR4 antigens on chromosome 6 of the human leukocyte antigen system. Which statement by the parents would indicate the nurse should reinforce teaching about these test results?
Question 7 Type: MCSA A nurse manager is observing a staff nurse providing teaching to a 5-year- old patient who has a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus. The manager evaluates that instruction is appropriate when the nurse makes which analogy to explain the action of insulin?

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