Diabetes Test

Diabetes Test

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Diabetes Test

1. Fill in the chart of normal recommended blood sugar levels with the missing numbers:
Before Meals
At Bedtime
2. Write the four parts of diabetic treatment:
3. If a diabetic person becomes weak, tired, and dizzy, you should first:
A. Have her lie down until it wears offB. Giver her something sweet to drinkC. Call 911
4. Diabetics should never eat candy, ice cream, or cake
TrueFalse
5. You should call 911 if a diabetic has the following symptoms"
A. Confusion and personality changeB. Weakness and dizzinessC. Fruity-smelling breath or deep, gasping breathingD. Itchy skin
6. Having high levels of sugar in the blood over a long period of time can cause heart disease, blindness, and loss of feeling in the feet.
TrueFalse
7. For most people, blood sugar is too low if it reads less than on a glucose meter.
8. For most people, blood sugar is too high if it reads more than on a glucose meter.
9. All diabetic must take insulin shots
TrueFalse
10. All diabetics should monitor their blood sugar, control their diet, exercise, and take their medicines
TrueFalse
11. If you notice sore or wounds on the or of a diabetic, you must report them to your supervisor or a medical person
12. Low blood sugar can cause heart attacks and strokes in the elderly
TrueFalse

Diabetes Test - Case Studies

The following case studies are examples of things that sometimes happen in personal care homes. Read each case study and discuss possible ways of handling the situation.
Case Study #1
Mrs. Jarvis is a diabetic. One day as you are assisting her with her shower, you notice that she seems confused. She doesn't seem to understand wha you say to her, and she acts nervous. Her skin feels cool and damp and looks paler than usual.
What do you think might be happening to Mrs. Jarvis? What, if anything, you should do?

Diabetes Test - Case Studies

The following case studies are examples of things that sometimes happen in personal care homes. Read each case study and discuss possible ways of handling the situation.
Case Study #2
One morning Mr. Young's blood sugar is reading 250. He seems fine and says he feel great. Mr. Young's doctor said his blood sugar should not go above 220.
What should you do in this situation?

Diabetes Test - Case Studies

The following case studies are examples of things that sometimes happen in personal care homes. Read each case study and discuss possible ways of handling the situation.
Case Study #3
Mrs. Bond checks her blood sugar and giver herself insulin every morning. You are supposed to remind her to do this. When you remind her, she always tells you that she has done it or is about to do it. Lately you've noticed that Mrs. Bond seems to be losing weight. You watch to be sure she is eating, and you see that she is eating a large amount of food. She has started urinating on herself sometimes, and when you help her get cleaned up she says that she is urinating a lot and sometimes she just can't make it to the bathroom. When you suggest that she should cut back on the water she is drinking, she tells you that she is thirsty all the time.
What is going on with Mrs. Bond? What action, if any, should you take?

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