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Prediabetes

What Nurses Need to Know

Watts, Sharon, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE; Howard, Jino Y., MSN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE, CPT

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 7 - p 54–58
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000484939.70970.c9
Diabetes Under Control
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Many at risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay it with dietary and activity-level changes.

The authors provide an overview of prediabetes criteria and outline the evidence showing that interventions targeting modifiable risk factors— such as diet and physical activity level—can prevent or delay progression to type 2 diabetes.

Sharon Watts is national diabetes advisor in the Veterans Health Administration Office of Nursing Services at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, and Jino Y. Howard is an NP in the Department of Endocrinology at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX. Contact author: Sharon Watts, sharon.watts@va.gov. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Diabetes Under Control is coordinated by Jane Jeffrie Seley, DNP, MPH, BC-ADM, CDE, FAAN: diabetesnp@gmail.com.

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