Assess the pattern of physical activity Monitor for signs of hypoglycemia

Assess the pattern of physical activity monitor for

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Assess the pattern of physical activity. Monitor for signs of hypoglycemia. Assess the patient’s current knowledge and understanding about the prescribed diet. Teach patient how to perform home glucose monitoring. Report BP of more than 160 mm Hg (systolic). Administer hypertensive as prescribed. Instruct patient to avoid heating pads Instruct pt to always wear shoes or socks with grips when walking Monitor urine albumin to serum creatinine for renal failure. Teach pt how to correctly take blood glucose readings. Observe pt food diary Excess glucose in the blood creates an osmotic effect that results in increased thirst, hunger, and increased urination. Blood glucose should be between 140 to 180 mg/dL. A level of 6.5% to 7% is desirable. Physical activity helps lower blood glucose levels. A patient with type 2 DM who uses insulin as part of the treatment plan is at increased risk for hypoglycemia. Nonadherence to dietary guidelines can result in hyperglycemia. Blood glucose is monitored before meals and at bedtime. Hypertension is commonly associated with diabetes. Patients with diabetes have decreased feelings in extremities. Decreased feeling in extremities can cause fall risks. Microalbuminuria is the first sign of diabetic nephropathy. Taking blood glucose readings inaccurately could give false readings. A food diary is a good way to see how well the patient is adhering to a diabetes diet.
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