A nurse is caring for a client with dumping syndrome. Which statement by the client indicates a need for further teaching?

  1. “I should lie down after I eat my meals.”
  2. “I may experience weakness and dizziness.”
  3. “I should eat a low-fat, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet.”
  4. “I should eat small meals and avoid drinking fluids with my meals.”
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: The prescribed diet for dumping syndrome is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates. Lying down after meals prevents dumping syndrome. Weakness and dizziness, along with perspiration and tachycardia, are common assessment findings. Eating small meals and avoiding fluid intake with meals helps minimize symptoms.