ABC of Diabetes by Peter J. Watkins

By Peter J. Watkins

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Self assessment of diabetic control in Type 2 diabetes Home blood glucose monitoring is of value for many (though not necessarily all) patients with Type 2 diabetes, as it is for those with Type 1 diabetes. Those taking oral hypoglycaemic agents or on diet alone have the option to monitor their control by either self blood glucose measurement or regular urine testing. Measurement of the fasting blood glucose two or three times weekly in those on diet alone provides a valuable guide to control, while the addition of some postprandial readings in those taking oral hypoglycaemic agents also provides important information.

Many cases of ketoacidosis could be prevented. Insulin withdrawn Blood glucose Preventing ketoacidosis: sick day rules During any illness or infection the blood glucose concentration tends to increase and diabetic control deteriorates. Most patients then need a larger dose of insulin than usual, and some who normally take tablets may need insulin just during the illness. The increased need for insulin occurs even when the appetite declines or vomiting begins. Every insulin treated patient should understand that insulin should never be stopped.

Improvement results either from reducing the dose or changing the insulin regimen. In a few women menstruation regularly causes severe upset of diabetes; control usually deteriorates in the premenstrual phase, causing ketoacidosis at times, followed by an increase in insulin requirement and sometimes troublesome hypoglycaemia. A carefully planned campaign of insulin adjustment usually overcomes this problem. 30 Identifying technical problems • The technique of injecting insulin should be meticulously checked • Injection sites should be inspected • Equipment needs to be scrutinised • Sometimes, especially in elderly patients, reduced visual acuity makes measurement of the insulin dose extremely inaccurate • The brand of insulin itself should be checked • Techniques of blood glucose testing must be observed and checked with laboratory results • Adequate understanding of diet should be verified The unstable Type 1 diabetic patient Above all, patients need encouragement and restoration of self-confidence together with the reassurance that they are neither physically nor mentally abnormal.

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