January/February 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 1
pp: 7-72

Guest Editorial

Second Opinion Column

Is Poverty the Root Cause of the Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Montalvo, Wanda; Capitulo, Melissa

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):8-9, January/February 2011.

It seems to be an epidemic. What is causing all this childhood diabetes?

Nutrition for the Family

Managing Nutrition: A Critical Element in Diabetes Care

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):63, January/February 2011.

Whether Type 1, Type 2 or Gestational diabetes, nutritional management is a key component of treatment. Dr. Morin's expertise will help your nursing practice in this area.

Health Information Technology

Standardized Nursing Language and Diabetes in Children

McCartney, Patricia Robin

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):64, January/February 2011.

Do you know how to use the Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) or the Nursing Outcome Classification (NOC) systems to illustrate the plan of care for a child hospitalized with newly diagnosed diabetes?

Global Health and Nursing


Perinatal Patient Safety

Caring for the Infant of a Diabetic Mother

Hatfield, Linda; Schwoebel, Ann; Lynyak, Corinne

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):10-16, January/February 2011.

It's important when working with diabetic pregnant women to have a full understanding of what their infants' risks will be, and how to recognize potential problems at the time of birth.

Needle Anxiety in Children With Type 1 Diabetes and Their Mothers

Howe, Carol J.; Ratcliffe, Sarah J.; Tuttle, Alan; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):25-31, January/February 2011.

No one likes to get injections or fingersticks, but diabetic children and their parents must get over their fears quickly in order to normalize blood sugars. These nurses help you to understand needle anxiety, and give you known methods for helping your patients to get over it.

Pediatric Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes

Dea, Tara L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):42-48, January/February 2011.

The association between childhood obesity and diabetes has become clearer over the past few years, and this nurse practitioner explains the details.

Managing Psychosocial Issues In a Family With Diabetes

Ayala, Judith M.; Murphy, Kathryn

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):49-55, January/February 2011.

Nurses know that the management skills needed for diabetes are many. It is nurses who teach families how to cope with this diagnosis. This article describes what is known from the literature about how to best help families through this crisis.

Diabetes Risk Factors in Children: A Partnership Between Nurse Practitioner and High School Students

Lipman, Terri H.; Schucker, Mary McGrath; Ratcliffe, Sarah J.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):56-62, January/February 2011.

In this exciting collaboration, nurse practitioner students and high school students worked together to help inner city children learn about risk reduction for diabetes.

CE Connection

Neonatal Diabetes: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Management

Rearson, Melissa Andrews; McKnight-Menci, Heather; Steinkrauss, Linda

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):17-22, January/February 2011.

Neonatal diabetes poses different challenges from diabetes in older children. What are they? How can you as a nurse best function to help these neonates and their parents?

New Technologies in Pediatric Diabetes Care

Carchidi, Catherine; Holland, Cheryl; Minnock, Pantea; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(1):32-39, January/February 2011.

For those of us who don't work with the technology every day, keeping up with what technology is available for diabetes management can seem daunting. These nurses have explained all that is current, and all that is coming soon.