Teaching a client with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Question 1

After teaching a client with type 2 diabetes mellitus, the nurse assesses the client’s understanding. Which statement made by the client indicates a need for additional teaching?

“I need to have an annual appointment even if my glucose levels are in good control.”
“Since my diabetes is controlled with diet and exercise, I must be seen only if I am sick.”
“I can still develop complications even though I do not have to take insulin at this time.”
“If I have surgery or get very ill, I may have to receive insulin injections for a short time.”

Question 2

When doing a skin assessment, the nurse applies the ABCDE rule to examine the skin.

The “C” stands for:color changes

The “B” stands for: orders even

The “A” stands for: Asymmetrical

Question 3

A nurse teaches a client with diabetes mellitus about foot care. Which statements should the nurse include in this client’s teaching? (Select all that apply.)

Do not walk around barefoot.”

Soak your feet in a tub each evening.”

“Trim toenails straight across with a nail clipper.”

Treat any blisters or sores with Epsom salts.”

Wash your feet every other day.

Question 4