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Question:

After a patient is given insulin in the morning, he is pale and sweaty and appears confused two hours later. It would be helpful to discover whether the patient:

A Had breakfast
Explaination

Diabetic customers have a strict schedule regarding insulin injections and eating. Eating causes blood sugar to rise, and the insulin helps move it into the cells. Without food, the blood sugar drops quickly, causing a serious situation. Immediate treatment is necessary. Quickly check the customer’s blood sugar and mark it to the nurse. The customer will need to eat 15 grams of glucose or a simple carbohydrate, such as 1/2 cup orange juice or a Tablespoon of sugar. In order for the meals to be served shortly after receiving insulin, the nurse aide should be aware of which customers are diabetic.