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Insulin MANAGEMENT: A Guide for the Home Health Nurse

Beacham, Tracilia RN, MSN; Williams, P. Renee RN, PhD; Askew, Rebecca RN, MS; Walker, Jean RN, PhD; Schenk, Laura RN, PhD; May, Marilyn RN, PhD

Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional: July-August 2008 - Volume 26 - Issue 7 - p 421–428
doi: 10.1097/01.NHH.0000326321.17090.cf
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The number of Americans with diabetes mellitus (diabetes) has skyrocketed in the past 2 decades. An estimated 21 million Americans have the disease, and approximately 6 million additional people are unaware that they even have diabetes (National Diabetes Educational Program [NDEP] Fact Sheet, 2007). Among all the developed nations on the globe, the United States leads the world in cases of diabetes, 90% of which are type 2 diabetes (Kitis & Emirogluk, 2006; National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2005). Unfortunately, these numbers are expected to climb even higher.

Tracilia Beacham, RN, MSN, is Assistant Professor from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

P. Renee Williams, RN, PhD, is Assistant Professor from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Rebecca Askew, RN, MS, is Assistant Professor from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Jean Walker, RN, PhD, is Professor from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Laura Schenk, RN, PhD, is Assistant Professor from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Marilyn May, RN, PhD, is Instructor from the University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Jackson, Mississippi.

Address for correspondence: Tracilia Beacham, RN, MSN, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 (tbbeacham@son.umsmed.edu).

The authors of this article have no significant ties, financial or otherwise, to any company that might have an interest in the publication of this educational activity.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.