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Hi Everyone... im going back to doing MDSs and its been over 7 years.  If a resident has diabetes but doesn't take meds, no blood sugar check, no labs for diabetes (whats the look back period for that) no mention in a compliance note within 14 days... is it an active diagnosis?  

Talino

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Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF.

Diet? A diabetic diet alone may support the diagnosis. Otherwise, it’s inactive.

Specializes in LTC, Nursing Management, WCC. Has 15 years experience.
15 hours ago, Talino said:

Diet? A diabetic diet alone may support the diagnosis. Otherwise, it’s inactive.

Thank you!