A 45-year-old Caucasian female presents to the ER with symptoms of serious weakness, abdominal pain, and frequent urination. She has a history of T1DM and hypothyroidism, and is currently taking insulin with each meal. She hasn’t been exercising much and has been eating a lot of fast food in recent months. She may need immediate nursing management for Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus requires immediate nursing management

Nurses routinely encounter patients with diabetes. Effective management of this condition requires in-depth knowledge of blood glucose monitoring. Nurses must recognize abnormal levels of glucose and the complications that arise from them. In this article, we will discuss the causes of diabetic ketoacidosis, its pathophysiology, and appropriate nursing management. In addition, we will discuss the steps that must be taken to prevent, detect, and treat this condition.

Nurses should educate patients about their condition and encourage them to learn how to monitor blood glucose levels themselves. They should also encourage patients to perform self-monitoring of their blood glucose levels and undergo regular eye exams. Nursing care for patients with diabetes should include routine blood glucose testing. The goal of nursing care is to prevent complications associated with diabetes and improve quality of life. The aim of the nursing plan is to improve a patient’s quality of life, and the nurse should be available to answer questions and provide support.

Cost of medication and supplies for blood glucose monitoring

A common problem with diabetes is the cost of medication and supplies for blood glucose monitoring. Many patients are unable to administer insulin themselves or do so on their own due to limited vision or mobility. Other complications include loss of fine motor control, prior handicapping, and limited joint mobility. Many patients are also unable to understand and afford the costs of insulin and supplies. However, many private insurance plans will cover a portion of the costs of these supplies.

Distraction methods for diabetic patients

In nursing care plans for diabetic patients, the use of distraction methods should be a central component. By distraction, the patients are able to shift their attention from the feared or unpleasant experiences to something more pleasurable. Some examples of distraction methods include playing games, listening to music, or exercising. Practicing distraction methods before they are needed can be extremely beneficial. Distraction methods for diabetic patients are particularly helpful when a patient is experiencing pain that is very difficult to manage.

The overall effects of distraction methods for diabetic patients included a significant reduction in needle-related pain and discomfort, and the effects were statistically significant. Distraction interventions were effective in reducing needle-related pain when used in various settings, including cognitive-behavioral therapy. One study also used a humanoid robot to distract the patient from the needle, and this distraction method was found to be highly effective for relieving the pain of children receiving flu vaccinations.