Clients diagnosed with diabetes or other health conditions that affect their blood sugar levels can have serious complications, even death. It can be difficult to recognize the symptoms of low and high blood sugar. This course will teach you what care professionals need to know about understanding blood sugar. Explore the different ways to monitor blood sugar and learn how to help manage their blood sugars and live healthier lives.
Describe how sugar builds up in the blood and what symptoms it can cause.
Compare the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia to hypoglycemia.
Discuss at least three benefits of monitoring blood sugar.
Discuss the importance of nutrition, exercise, and medication in controlling blood sugar levels.
Demonstrate the proper technique for checking blood sugar levels and/or helping clients keep track of their own blood sugar.