|PRINT NAME||Diabetes Medications|
The patient will recognize the importance medication compliance plays in controlling diabetes and its complications.
1. Review the two types of diabetes medications. Explain their indication, mechanism of action, and possible side effects. 2. Review the symptoms of hypoglycemia and how to treat a hypoglycemic reaction. 3. If using insulin, demonstrate the proper way to prepare and administer an insulin injection and how to perform a finger stick to check glucose level using a glucometer. Have patient return demonstration.