What is a nursing care plan for type 1 diabetes?
Each Diabetic patient is different due to their sugar level, chronicity of the disease, other medical conditions and so would need personalised nursing care plan.
Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise).
Pineapple may offer amazing health benefits but it is not a good choice for diabetics. Pineapple is a medium GI fruit. Foods with low GI (glycemic index) are considered best for diabetics. Carbs can also contribute to high blood sugar
If HBA1C is 6.8% then it is considered to be Diabetes and you need to consult a Physician.
All kids and teens with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin so that glucose can get from their blood into their cells for energy.
Diabetes when uncontrolled can cause sudden increase in blood sugar level causing an emergency called Diabetic ketoacidosis which can be life threatening if not treated in time. Also, long standing Diabetes may lead to increased risk of Heart attack/ Angina/ Stroke, Nerve damage, Kidney damage, Gastroparesis (Nausea/ vomiting) Diarrhea or constipation, Eye damage - blindness, Increased risk of cataract and glaucoma, Foot damage/ amputations, Skin infections, Increased risk of Alzheimer's disease/ Depression/ Hearing impairment.