Posted: January 27th, 2018
Type 1 diabetes mellitus : The Best Way to Treat A Diabetes Attack
Nurse Perry is caring for a female client with type 1 diabetes mellitus who exhibits confusion, light-headedness, and aberrant behavior. The client is still conscious. The nurse should first administer:
A. I.M. or subcutaneous glucagon.
B. I.V. bolus of dextrose 50%.
C. 15 to 20 g of a fast-acting carbohydrate such as orange juice.
D. 10 U of fast-acting insulin.