Nutrition for Diabetic Patient Power Point - Exam 3

What is the approach that should be taken with regards to nutritional education for a pt with diabetes?
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It is high in calories, has no nutritional value and promotes high triglycerides. Alcohol inhibits glucose production by the liver and can cause severe hypoglycemia if client on insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents that increase insulin secretion. Moderate consumption is ok if blood glucose is well controlled and the pt is not on medications that may have an adverse effect when mixed with alcohol. Limit to one drink per day for women and up tot two drinks per day for men. Alcohol should be consumed with food (due to increased risk of hypoglycemia). Abstention for - hx of ETOH abuse, pregnancy, liver disease, pancreatitis, neuropathy, hypertriglyceridemia.
The total number of carbohydrates are divided throughout the day. Moderate amount of carbs should be eaten at one time. One serving of carbs is 15 grams. The typical plan should be 2-3 servings of carbs per meal. Young males should have 5-6 servings of carbs per meal. Always read the lables. The total number of carbs listed on the serving size should be divided by 15 which equates to the number of carb servings.