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Providing self-management education to patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Addressing basic nutrition and hypoglycemia

Palmer, Carrie DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000525719.99231.41
Feature: TYPE 2 DIABETES
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Abstract: NPs and other primary care providers will continue to encounter a growing population of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Helping patients engage in self-care behaviors is essential to achieve blood glucose control and prevent diabetes-related complications. This article explores opportunities to provide education to patients with diabetes mellitus on the important self-care topics of nutrition and hypoglycemia during a primary care visit.

NPs and other primary care providers will continue to encounter a growing population of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Helping patients engage in self-care behaviors is essential to achieve blood glucose control and prevent diabetes-related complications. This article explores opportunities to provide education to patients with diabetes mellitus on the important self-care topics of nutrition and hypoglycemia during a primary care visit.

Carrie Palmer is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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