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17. A client with type 1 diabetes mellitus tells the nurse that mealtimes are not important and that she eats whenever it is convenient. It is important for the nurse to explain that mealtimes:a) must be approximately the same time each day to maintain a stable blood glucoseb) can be varied as long as the time of insulin administration is also variedc) are not important as long as the client monitors the blood glucose regularlyd) are not important as long as snack foods are readily available
17) A- It is important for clients with type 1 diabetes mellitus to correlate eating with insulin administration to prevent hypoglycemia. Insulin should be given at approximately the same time each day, and meals should be eaten at approximately the same time each day. This will establish regular patterns of glucose availability that approximate glucose availability in a nondiabetic body. Options B, C, and D are incorrect because they infer that mealtimes are not important.18. A client with type 1 diabetes mellitus tells the nurse, "I usually begin to feel sick late in the afternoon; is there something wrong with me?" The appropriate response by the nurse is which of the following?19. A nurse is gathering data from a client newly diagnosed with diabetes mellitus concerning events leading to the client's seeking medical attention. The nurse identifies which of the following as the major symptoms of diabetes mellitus?