Glossary of glucose

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Normal fasting blood glucose value for a non-diabetic client ?
70-110 mg/dl
Goal for blood glucose level in a diabetic client.
80-120mg/dl whole blood

90-130mg/dl plasma
Can a capillary glucose test be delegated to an UAP?
Yes but the R.N. is responsible for knowing the test results
Why is glucose monitoring important?
if glucose is uncontrolled it can lead to acute and chronic complications.
List reasons why testing times for diabetic clients will vary?
type of diabetes
illness state
amount of control desired
MD orders
Is whole blood or plasma closest to serum?
When testing glucose, if the first drop of blood from the finger is used will the test be valid?
No. Serous fluid will give a false/positive result
Where do you document the glucose monitor reading?
the MAR and the diabetic flow sheet
What complications can be avoided if the client is able to control their diabetes?
non-traumatic lower extremity amputation
heart disease
end stage renal failure
Five different diabetes test.
Glucose tolerance
Capillary (venous,arterial)
Glycoslated hemoglobin (HgA1c)
Ketone (type 1)
What part of the finger should be used to get a glucose monitor reading?
the fat pad on the side of a finger

or an ear-lobe
Regular insulin does not contain ?
a modifying protein i.e. globulin or protamine

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