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Uncovering Imperative Interventions in Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Appel, Susan J. APRN, BC, CCRN, PhD; Wright, Mary Annette RN, CRNP, MSN; Hill, Alethea N. RN, CRNP, MSN; Ovalle, Fernando MD, FACE

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000335126.22299.a4

Early and aggressive pharmacological management of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus are imperative interventions in curtailing the current epidemic of diabetes mellitus. The role of the NP in early recognition of prediabetes is essential to preserving beta-cell function and slowing the progression of this disease.

At the University of Alabama Birmingham, Susan J. Appel is an Associate Professor and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program Option Facilitator, Mary Annette Wright is a Faculty Instructor and Family Nurse Practitioner, Alethea N. Hill is a Doctoral Student and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama, and Fernando Ovalle is an Associate Professor of Medicine for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism School of Medicine.

AUTHOR DISCLOSURE The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.