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A patient who suffers from diabetes and is scheduled to have heart surgery later on in the day is assisted by a nursing assistant at breakfast time. Of the following breakfast trays, which one is right for the patient to consume?

A No food at all

The resident is going to fall under the Nothing by mouth category and should not consume any kind of food prior to surgery (including beverages and liquids). Although answer B would not be the right diet for someone going into surgery, it represents a clear liquid diet. Answer A is not an adequate diet for someone who suffers from diabetes, which is why it should be avoided. So outside of D, none of the diets is right for a person who is going to have surgery later in the day.