Your patient had a gastrectomy due to stomach cancer. You are teaching the patient how to avoid dumping syndome. Which of the following statements by the patient demonstrates that more education is necessary?

 

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- "I will not eat a meal before bed."

- "I won't drink anything with meals or an hour before meals."

- "I will avoid milk and products with added sugar."

- "I'll focus on eating high protein and high fat foods for the time being.'

Rationale

Lying down after eating will slow the movement of the food as it passes through the intestines, therefore eating before sleeping would encourage this. All other statements are reflective of appropriate education.

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