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Caring for Clients with Diabetes

Inservice Summary

The Nursing Assistant will likely care for clients with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes during the course of a career. When the client’s blood glucose is not controlled, serious short-term and long-term complications are possible. In order to maintain normal blood sugar levels and avoid complications, diabetic clients must follow a special diet, watch their weight, and try and stay active. For some diabetic clients, oral or injectable medications are required to maintain normal blood glucose levels, and those diagnosed with Type I diabetes must take daily injections of insulin.

After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the role of insulin deficiencies in diabetes.
  • Understand the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar.
  • Identify important aspects of caring for a person with diabetes.

Inservice Outline

  • Introduction
  • Type I and Type II Diabetes
  • Glucose And Insulin
  • Causes Of Type I and Type II Diabetes
  • Diagnosis Of Diabetes
  • Medications For Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia And Hyperglycemia
  • Basic Care Of The Diabetic Client
  • Meals, Nutrition, And Hydration
  • Monitoring For Complications Of Diabetes

How it Works

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1. Choose Inservice

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2. Play Inservice

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3. Staff take online or paper quiz

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4. Training record is available to view or print any time you want