Concepts of Checking Blood Sugar
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about the concepts of checking blood sugar for patients with diabetes.

Course Publication Date: March 13, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CBS030718
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
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Learning Objectives
  • State recommended pre-prandial and postprandial blood glucose ranges.
  • Name two factors that affect the accuracy of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) results.
  • Discuss how diet and exercise affect blood sugar levels.
  • Discuss how factors such as illness and stress affect blood sugar.
  • Describe the most common user error related to SMBG.
  • Identify 3 critical uses of SMBG data by persons with diabetes.


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