Giving Spanish Anticipatory Guidance in Diabetes
In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to cover the main details about anticipatory guidance in diabetes – and doing it in Spanish: Orientación temprana para diabetes.
In this free medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to give anticipatory guidance in diabetes and discuss the following:
- How to talk about the risk for diabetes in Spanish
- Signs and symptoms of high blood sugar in Spanish
- Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar in Spanish
- How to talk about diet and examples of good diet in Spanish
- Meals to limit and / or avoid
- How to talk about exercising in Spanish
- Explaining A1C in Spanish – What is it? What is the goal?
- Diabetic feet, shoes and other complications of not controlling blood sugar
- Treatments for diabetes in Spanish
Here is the Spanish Anticipatory Guidance in Diabetes lesson that I taught to the Facebook group:
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You are at risk for diabetes if / Usted tiene riesgo para diabetes si
Let’s start the lesson talking about the risk factors for diabetes and how to explain them to your patients
Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Sugar – Signos y Síntomas de azúcar alto
It is important to contact your doctor / provider if you feel any of these symptoms regularly or if you notice a change.
Es importante comunicarse con su doctor si siente algunos de estos síntomas regularmente o si nota un cambio.
Signs and Symptoms of Low Sugar – Signos y Síntomas de azúcar bajo
Low blood sugar can have severe consequences. It is very important to drink a juice, a normal soda or eat something sweet.
Azúcar bajo puede tener consecuencias severas / graves. Es muy importante tomar un jugo, un refresco normal o comer algo dulce.
Related Lesson: How to Discuss Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Spanish
Let’s Talk About Diet – Hablando de Dieta
A balanced diet can prevent diabetes and help control sugar.
Una dieta balanceada puede prevenir la diabetes y ayudar a controlar el azúcar.
Related Lesson: Explaining the 5 2 1 0 Diet in Spanish
Examples of a Good Diet – Ejemplos de buena dieta
You can share these examples of good diet food to your patients so they could choose better options for eating:
Meals to limit and / or avoid – Comidas para limitar y/o evitar
At this point, it is also a good idea to let them know what type of food is better to avoid or, at least, to limit from their daily meals.
Talking About Exercise – Hablando de Ejercicio
Regular physical activity is important for maintaining good sugar levels. It helps your body use the sugar in your blood. Your goal is 30 minutes of activity 5 days per week. All physical activity helps you. It is important to do something that you like:
Actividad física regular es importante para mantener buenos niveles de azúcar. Ayuda a su cuerpo usar el azúcar en la sangre. Su meta es 30 minutos de actividad 5 días por semana. Toda actividad física le ayuda. Es importante hacer algo que le guste:
|Caminar rápido||Walking fast|
|Andar bicicleta||Riding a bike|
|Jugar fútbol||Playing soccer|
Note: “Actividad física” (Physical activity) is maybe a better term than “Ejercicio” (Exercise) when talking to your Latino patients. This could be because the term “Ejercicio” is more related to gymnasiums or some type of activities that require resources in order to do, whereas “actividad física” could be any other things.
A1C – What is it? What is the goal? / ¿Qué es? ¿Cuál es la meta?
The A1C test is a blood test. It measures the glucose on the hemoglobin. It tells us the average reading of your sugar levels for 2-3 months. We use the test to:
La prueba A1C es un análisis de sangre. Mide la glucosa en la hemoglobina. Nos dice el promedio de sus niveles de azúcar por 2-3 meses. Usamos la prueba para:
It is important to keep the A1C between 6.5 and 8 percent.
Es importante mantener el A1C entre 6.5 y 8 por ciento.
Related lesson: Explaining A1C Tests and results in Spanish
Diabetic Feet and Shoes – Pies Diabéticos y Zapatos
With diabetes there is less blood flow in your feet. You may also lose feeling in your feet (Neuropathy). This can result in wounds in the feet that do not heal. It is important:
Con diabetes hay menos flujo sanguíneo en los pies. También puede perder sensación en los pies (Neuropatía) Puede resultar en heridas en los pies que no se sanan. Es importante:
Complications for not controlling sugar – Complicaciones de no controlar el azúcar
It is very important to take seriously your diabetes management. Diabetes can affect:
Es muy importante tomar en serio su control de diabetes. Diabetes puede afectar:
Treatments – Tratamientos
Now it’s time to explain the different treatments your patients can take to control their diabetes:
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