It is really important to make sure when it comes to diabetes that you have your facts straight too. As a nurse you are in a excellent position to do client teaching about this disease and disspell the myths many diabetics have about the disease, treatment, diet, and complications. The more informed a diabetic is, the more power they find they have in controlling it! And that is a great gift!!!!!
I had so many diabetics on sliding scale insulin think that was a free ticket to eat as many bad foods as they wished because "well you are giving me as much insulin as I need...so why not!" That was pretty scary, and many of my patients now are well informed and know better than to do that! Many also don't understand the reason for late night snacks, but do now
Keep on learning about diabetes so you can continue to teach others how to manage it