In caring for a young diabetic patient, what should be some nursing interventions? Select all that apply.

 

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- Maintain a low protein diet.

- Give lipid lowering medications if indicated.

- Teach the client about the glycemic index.

- Encourage high caloric intake.

- Encourage aerobic exercise.

Rationale

The diabetic client should have a balanced diet with all essential food constituents, be on lipid-lowering medication if indicated and should be encouraged to engage in some form of aerobic exercise. They should eat enough calories to maintain an ideal weight.

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