change drastically. Patient will need to be adherent to their scheduled doses of medication, diet changes, and learn how to adapt their lives around Type 1 Diabetes. The doctor will also take blood and urine samples periodically to
check the patient’s cholesterol levels, thyroid function, liver function and kidney function. The doctor will also assess blood pressure and will check the sites where patients test blood sugar and deliver insulin. Nursing Management There's no such thing as a diabetes diet. However, it's important to center the patient’s diet on nutritious, low-fat, high-fiber foods. Exercise will help keep your patient’s circulatory system in check but remind patients to check their blood sugar levels before doing any physical activity. Explaining to the patient to importance of adhering to their new lifestyle is pertinent, these patients will possibly die if their lifestyle is not managed properly. Tell the patient to report any signs for shakiness, seating, dizziness, blurred vision or a headache as they may be hypoglycemic and need immediate medical attention if not handled correctly. Instruct patients in proper personal hygiene and to check their feet for
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