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

Nursing2017. 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.

A balancing act: Achieving glycemic control in hospitalized patients

Kubacka, Beata

Nursing2017. 44(1):30-37, January 2014.

At any given time, up to 25% of hospitalized patients have diabetes or some degree of hyperglycemia. Get up to speed on managing hyperglycemia in all hospitalized patients by reviewing the latest evidence-based guidelines on blood glucose monitoring and interventions.

Understanding diabetic foot ulcers

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

Nursing2017. 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.

Think “SAFE”: Four crucial elements for diabetes education

Hughes, Lucille

Nursing2017. 42(1):58-61, January 2012.

Many patients newly diagnosed with diabetes are overwhelmed by all they need to learn before discharge. Improve their learning experience by using the SAFE acronym: signs and symptoms, administration, finger-stick testing, and emergency numbers.

Tapping incretin-based therapy for type 2 diabetes

Appel, Susan J.

Nursing2017. 41(3):49-51, March 2011.

Incretin mimetics are exciting new drugs that offer two significant advantages over many other antidiabetic medications: They don't cause weight gain and they're unlikely to cause hypoglycemia. Learn more about them here.

Sounding the alarm about metabolic syndrome

Bolton, Margaret M.

Nursing2017. 40(9):34-40, September 2010.

A shocking 34% of Americans over age 20 meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome. Be alert for five telltale risk factors and intervene to help patients avoid dangerous consequences such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Glycemic control in the hospital: How tight should it be?

Kessler, Christine

Nursing2017. 39(11):38-43, November 2009.

Too-tight glycemic control has a downside for hospitalized patients. Explore the latest evidence to make sure your nursing care is current.

Empowering patients with diabetes

Funnell, Martha Mitchell; Weiss, Michael A.

Nursing2017. 39(3):34-37, March 2009.

Does your patient teaching seem to fall on deaf ears? Stop telling your patient what to do and encourage her to take charge of her condition.

Diabetes education nurses handle complexity with care

Donohue-Porter, Patricia

Nursing2017. 39:14-15, January 2009.

You'll connect with patients of all ages when you choose this challenging career path.

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