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Patient Care Path Diabetes Mellitus Type II Thank you for choosing Greenslopes Private Hospital for your upcoming surgery We appreciate that surgery can be a stressful experience The staff cari

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									Patient Care Path

Diabetes Mellitus Type II
Thank you for choosing Greenslopes Private Hospital for your upcoming surgery.
We appreciate that surgery can be a stressful experience. The staff caring for you have developed this
information so that you will know what you can expect during your stay.
This is however, only a guide and your progress may vary from this outline.
Please read this information and if you have any questions or concerns at any time, please discuss these with
your Nurse or Doctor.

Expected Length of Hospital Stay: Up to 5 nights
Our Expectations
 1. If you have any concerns about your ability to cope after your hospitalisation, please discuss this with
    Nursing staff over the phone on 1800 777 101, or on admission to hospital
 2. Please bring your current medications into hospital with you
  3. Prior to discharge
	 	 	 •	your	blood	glucose	levels	will	be	within	an	acceptable	range
	 	 	 •	you	will	be	able	to	test	your	own	blood	glucose	level
	 	 	 •	you	will	know	about	and	be	able	to	make	appropriate	food	choices
	 	 	 •	you	will	know	the	different	signs	and	symptoms	of	high	and	low	blood	glucose	levels,	and	have	a	plan	in	
        place to manage this
 4. By discharge you will be able to give your own insulin, if necessary

Your Expectations




On Arrival to the Hospital
• You will be taken to the ward where Nursing staff will complete a medical history, and check your pulse,
  blood pressure and temperature. A urine sample may also be collected and tested
• Your blood glucose level will be checked initially and then when your Doctor feels it is appropriate
• If you take regular medication, you will continue to do so throughout your stay unless otherwise instructed by
  your Doctor(s). The Nursing staff will ask to see all of your medications when you come into hospital
• The Diabetes Resource Nurse will visit and provide you with some very useful information and education on
  your condition. They will visit regularly during your stay
• Your Doctor will visit you and discuss your individual circumstances, and a possible treatment plan
• Medical staff may organise blood tests to be taken while in hospital
If you have any questions about your hospitalisation,
please ask your Nurse
Days Following Admission
• You will be shown how to test your own blood glucose level, and will know what the normal range should be
  for your individual treatment plan
• Your treating Doctor will visit you daily
• The Diabetes Resource Nurse will visit you often to discuss your condition and your treatment plan. Please
  write down any questions that you or your family members may have and give them to your doctor or the
  Diabetes Resource Nurse
• The Nursing staff will be there to help and/or supervise you, with regards to checking your blood glucose
  levels and giving insulin, as required
• A Dietitian will visit you to discuss your diet and any necessary changes that may need to be made
• If you have any concerns about how you will manage at home, please discuss this with your Nurse. You may
  be referred to the Care Coordinator who will assess your situation for any eligibility and availability of post-
  discharge services

Discharge Day
• Your Doctor may visit you today
• Your blood glucose level will be within an acceptable range, as decided by your Doctor
• You should be able to give your own insulin, if required
• You will be eating a diabetic (Healthy Choices) diet
• The Diabetes Resource Nurse will discuss strategies to keep your blood glucose level stable
• Your individual follow-up appointments will be explained to you prior to your discharge
• Medications will be dispensed by the Pharmacist
• If you require services when you go home these will have been arranged
• Discharge time is 10am. Please arrange for someone to collect you by this time

Discharge Advice for Diabetes Mellitus Type II
You Should
   Check your blood glucose level as instructed and if you are concerned contact your Doctor as discussed
   Carry fast acting carbohydrates such as jelly beans with you at all times, as discussed
   Have phone numbers readily available for the support organisation ‘Diabetes Australia’
   Exercise moderately, rest often, and eat a well balanced Healthy Choices diet
   Always wear shoes when you are walking, particularly outside


You Should Avoid
   Taking any new over the counter medications before discussing this with your Pharmacist/ Doctor as these
   can alter the effectiveness of your diabetes medication

                                  We thank-you for the opportunity to care for you




                                            Greenslopes Private Hospital
                                                 Newdegate Street
                                               Greenslopes QLD 4120
                                        ph: 07 3394 7111 – fax: 07 3394 7322
PI7020F (06/08)                          www.greenslopesprivate.com.au

								
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