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  • Updated:   5/13/2022
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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: Person-centered care

Anastasi, Joyce K.; Klug, Chloe

Nursing. 51(4):34-40, April 2021.

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common neurologic complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. After presenting an overview of DPN, this article details the clinical assessment and management of patients with DPN and discusses the nurse's role in supporting these patients.

Prediabetes: A wake-up call

Rariden, Christina

Nursing. 49(4):38-44, April 2019.

Affecting 84 million adults in the US, prediabetes continues to be a national and worldwide health concern. Make sure you are up to date on current standards and recommendations by reading this comprehensive review.

Keeping up-to-date with diabetes care and education

Funnell, Martha M.; Freehill, Karein

Nursing. 48(10):22-29, October 2018.

The American Diabetes Association publishes standards of care that are updated annually by a panel of experts. This article describes evidence-based approaches to care and education for adults with diabetes and highlights revisions in the 2018 Standards of Care that are relevant to nurses and patients with type 2 diabetes.

What does the evidence say about the Mediterranean diet?

Watts, Sharon A.; Stevenson, Carl; Patterson, Julianne

Nursing. 48(3):50-54, March 2018.

Both prediabetes and diabetes are fueled by fast, inexpensive, and overly processed food. Review the evidence about the role the Mediterranean diet plays in preventing type 2 diabetes, then encourage patients to embrace a healthier diet and lifestyle.

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.

A balancing act: Achieving glycemic control in hospitalized patients

Kubacka, Beata

Nursing. 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

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.

Think “SAFE”: Four crucial elements for diabetes education

Hughes, Lucille

Nursing. 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.

Nursing. 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.

Nursing. 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

Nursing. 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.

Nursing. 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.