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Sliding-scale Insulin Therapy

Patient/caregiver was educated on sliding-scale insulin therapy as follows: In the sliding-scale method, the dose of insulin to be taken is based on your blood sugar level, just before your meal. If the pre-meal blood sugar is high, you take higher dose of insulin. In this therapy model, blood sugar is taken about four times [...]

Therapeutic Uses of Pyridoxine

Patient/caregiver was instructed upon therapeutic uses of Pyridoxine as follows: Pyridoxine plays an important role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals helping with conduction of nerve impulses from one nerve cell to another. These neurotransmitters in the brain and nervous system must be closely regulated and balanced, as they are essential in regulating mood and [...]

Contraindications for Megestrol Use

Patient/caregiver was educated on contraindications for using Megestrol as follows: Megestrol, secondary to the steroid activity it has, can result in retention of fluid. This can lead to elevated blood pressure, headache, dizziness, edema with swelling of hands and feet, and weight gain. This can be a serious issue, especially in individuals with history of [...]

Measures to Manage Thirst in Patients with Dialysis

Patient/caregiver was instructed on measures to manage thirst in patients with dialysis as follows: Limit salt content in your food. Avoid eating chips and frozen foods, which have lots of salt added. High salt in the food will make the individual feel thirsty and can increase fluid intake. Maintain your environment in the house at [...]

Indications for Synthroid Use

Patient/caregiver was instructed upon indications for synthroid use as follows: Synthroid is usually prescribed as a supplement in individuals with underactive thyroid gland, producing low levels of natural thyroid hormone, thyroxine. Underactive thyroid gland could be due to various reasons, as follows: Thyroid gland normally produces thyroxine in response to a hormone, thyroid stimulating hormone [...]