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A client has experienced and been successfully treated for a hypoglycemic episode while hospitalized. The client says, "What if this happens to me at home? What should I do?" What instruction should the nurse provide?
1. "You should drink a can of diet cola."
2. "You should carry a small package of peanuts and eat them if you feel hypoglycemic."
3. "The best treatment is to avoid becoming hypoglycemic in the first place."
4. "Eating hard candy or drinking juice is a good method of correcting hypoglycemia."
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Rationale:
1. Diet soda does not contain sufficient glucose to correct hypoglycemia.
2. Peanuts are a carbohydrate and protein source, which will eventually convert to glucose, but they are not good for immediate reversal of hypoglycemia.
3. This is a true statement, but it does not address the client's concern of what to do if hypoglycemia occurs.
4. An immediate glucose source, like hard candy or juice, is the best method of rapidly reversing hypoglycemia.
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