Diabetic Emergencies

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a common sign or symptom of a patient experiencing a diabetic emergency?
    • A. 

      Slow pulse

    • B. 

      Pale, clammy skin

    • C. 

      Elevated blood pressure

    • D. 

      Decreased respiratory rate

  • 2. 
    Altered mental status that often accompanies diabetic emergencies is often mistaken for:
    • A. 

      A migraine.

    • B. 

      Alcohol intoxication.

    • C. 

      A severed spinal cord

    • D. 

      A swollen or deformed lower extremity.

  • 3. 
    Diabetes is considered a disease of balance because the patient must try to balance:
    • A. 

      Food intake with glucose therapy.

    • B. 

      Medication with charcoal intake.

    • C. 

      Medication to stimulate the liver with fat intake.

    • D. 

      The need for glucose with the available insulin supply.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following conditions can occur if an unconscious patient is given oral glucose?
    • A. 

      Shock

    • B. 

      Aspiration

    • C. 

      Hypotension

    • D. 

      Hyperglycemia

  • 5. 
    Diabetes is caused by the body's lack of adequate amounts of:
    • A. 

      Sugar.

    • B. 

      Insulin.

    • C. 

      Glucose.

    • D. 

      Aspartame.

  • 6. 
    The form of diabetes that develops as a person ages is called:
    • A. 

      Type I diabetes.

    • B. 

      Type II diabetes.

    • C. 

      Type III diabetes.

    • D. 

      Adult sugar disorder.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following will probably NOT cause a diabetic emergency in a patient with a history of diabetes controlled by medication?
    • A. 

      Eating a regularly scheduled meal

    • B. 

      Unusual exercise or fatigue

    • C. 

      Overeating

    • D. 

      Infection

  • 8. 
    Oral glucose should be placed:
    • A. 

      On the tongue of a conscious patient.

    • B. 

      On the tongue of an unconscious patient.

    • C. 

      Between the cheek and gum of a conscious patient.

    • D. 

      Between the cheek and gum of an unconscious patient.

  • 9. 
    The term "polyuria" can be defined as frequent:
    • A. 

      Seizure activity.

    • B. 

      Bouts of depression.

    • C. 

      Large-volume urination

    • D. 

      Drinking to satisfy continuous thirst.

  • 10. 
    What waste products are formed when fat is used for energy?
    • A. 

      Pancreatic acids

    • B. 

      Glucose and carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Glucose and fatty acids

    • D. 

      Ketones and fatty acids

  • 11. 
    When do you draw blood for the hospital? Before you adminster D50 or after?
    • A. 

      Before

    • B. 

      After

  • 12. 
    Per Protocol, At what Blood Glucose Level can we adminster D50
    • A. 

      Less than 50

    • B. 

      Less than 60

    • C. 

      Less than 70

    • D. 

      Less than 80

  • 13. 
    At what Blood Glucose Level for Pediatric Patients?
    • A. 

      More than 40 if clinically indicated

    • B. 

      Less than 40 if clinically indicated

    • C. 

      Same as adult

  • 14. 
    Dextrose should be diluted 1:1 with normal saline (to create D25W) for patient 8 years and younger
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    What is the dose for an adult?
    • A. 

      20 gm

    • B. 

      25 gm

    • C. 

      50 gm

    • D. 

      100 gm

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