1. Obtain a thorough medication/ health history.
2. Patients may need frequent appointments to monitor healing process.
5. Patients with diabetes may be more susceptible to infection and delayed wound healing and may require frequent appointments 3-4 times a year.
6. Determine if patient is self-monitoring his/her antidiabetic therapy; including blood glucose values, finger sticks, or urine glucose monitoring.
7. Prophylactic antibiotics may be necessary in order to prevent infection if surgery or deep scaling is required.
8. Keep a sugar source readily available, i.e., tube of cake frosting, orange juice.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.