The nurse is providing instruction to a client with type 1 diabetes on preventing diabetic ketoacidosis during acute infection. Which of the following statements, if made by the client, indicates a need for further instruction?


• The patient should continue to take insulin, even if she or he is unable to eat due to vomiting. Illness and stress increase insulin requirements.

• The patient should increase fluid intake and check blood glucose every 2-4 hours to decrease the risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

• Eating foods high in salt will help decrease fluid loss.

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