FeatureThink “SAFE”: Four crucial elements for diabetes educationHughes, Lucille MSN/ED, RN, CDEAuthor Information Lucille Hughes is director of diabetes services at St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, N.Y. The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article. Nursing2012: January 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 58-61 doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000406197.96182.bf Buy Metrics 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. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.