Articles by Alethea N. Hill, PhDc, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Diagnosing Diabetes with A1C: Implications and considerations for measurement and surrogate markers

Hill, Alethea N.; Appel, Susan J.

The Nurse Practitioner. 35(10):16-23, October 2010.

The ADA recently endorsed assessing the level of a patient's glycated hemoglobin A1C as a method for diagnosing diabetes and discussed the value in estimated average glucose (eAG), hemoglobin variants, as well as the variability of lab testing versus point-of-care devices. NPs should understand the meaning of the test values as well as the tests' accuracy to make clinical decisions.

Signs of improvement: Diabetes update 2009

Hill, Alethea N.; Roche, Cathy; Appel, Susan J.

The Nurse Practitioner. 34(6):12-22, June 2009.

The latest Clinical Practice Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association emphasize screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic management practices that have been proven or agreed upon by experts to promote optimal health for patients with diabetes.

Uncovering Imperative Interventions in Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Appel, Susan J.; Wright, Mary Annette; Hill, Alethea N.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 33(8):20-26, August 2008.

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.