Diabetes
Creator:   Nursing
Created:   5/1/2014
Contains:  26 items
Nurses can use this collection to learn about the latest guidelines and evidence-based practices for optimal diabetes care and management.

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Improving health literacy in patients with diabetes

Watts, Sharon A.; Stevenson, Carl; Adams, Margaret

Nursing . 47(1):24-31, January 2017.

Health literacy means how well someone can obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information to make appropriate health decisions. It's a stronger predictor of health status than income or education level. Brush up on how to assess and improve health literacy to help patients with diabetes stay healthy.

Understanding diabetic foot ulcers

Woo, Kevin Y.; Santos, Vera; Gamba, Mônica

Nursing . 43(10):36-42, October 2013.

In patients with diabetes, 80% of nontraumatic foot amputations are preceded by foot ulcers. Review assessment techniques and treatment options for patients with diabetic foot ulcers to facilitate healing, minimize complications, and prevent amputation.

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