Diabetes - Diabetes Type I The Pancreas does not or no...

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Diabetes Type I The Pancreas does not or no longer produces the insulin needed.
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Symptoms Thirst Hunger Weight loss Frequent Urination Fatigue Irritable Blurred Vision Yeast Infection
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Diagnosis 1. Random blood sugar level of 200 mg/dl 2. HbA1C 6.5% or greater 3. Fasting Blood Glucose 125mg/dl on 2 separate tests 4. Ketones in Urine 5. Certain autoantibodies present.
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Child has regular balanced diet for 3 days prior to test. The child fasts 10-12 hours before the test. A fasting glucose is drawn at the beginning of the test. Child then is given a specific amount of glucose and blood draws are every 30 minutes for 2 hours. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test.
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Fun Nursing Care! Teach child to do his SMBG, how and what to record, and how to respond to results. The records should include date, time, insulin taken, food intake, and any activity or illness.
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Insulin Children are usually on more than one type of insulin several times a day based on their blood levels. Insulin is injected using a fine needle and syringe or an insulin pen
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Some children use an insulin pump. The pump is worn externally and contains insulin which is delivered as programmed via a needle inserted into subcutaneous tissue. The needle is changed at least every 3 days. The pump is programmed to dispense specific amounts of insulin automatically. It can be adjusted to deliver less or more insulin according to the blood sugar level.
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Insulin The rate of onset, peak and duration varies for each type of insulin. Observe the child performing a self-
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