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Diabetes

  • Creator:   The Nurse Practitioner
  • Updated:   1/25/2022
  • Contains:  9 items
This is a collection of articles focusing on diabetes treatment and care.
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Managing diabetes and hypertension in chronic kidney disease

Mead, Daniel; Dinh, Nhan; Wentworth, Danielle; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(11):50-55, November 2021.

Since 2020, several guidelines have been published to help health practitioners better manage hypertension and diabetes in patients with chronic kidney disease. Scrutiny on the inclusion of race in determining the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) as well as breakthrough research regarding the drug dapagliflozin for the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease are discussed.

Using telehealth for diabetes self-management in underserved populations

Ju, Hsiao-Hui

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(11):26-33, November 2020.

Diabetes self-management is a complex process and central to well-being of patients with this chronic disorder. A patient-centered telehealth program may potentially meet needs of those in underserved populations to reduce socioeconomic disparities. Achieving this goal requires a focused concentration on health behaviors and practices of individuals in underserved populations.

Infectious complications of newer agents in the fight against diabetes

Stover, Kayla R.; Hugh, Emily; Sherman, Justin J.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(11):17-24, November 2020.

Infectious complications have been reported with antidiabetic medications. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors have been associated with upper respiratory tract infections and urinary tract infections. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors have been associated with lower limb amputations, urinary tract infections, genital mycotic infections, and Fournier gangrene.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Rogers, Julia; Allen, Jodi

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(9):48-54, September 2020.

This next installment in the series on the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care focuses on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This article discusses the pathophysiologic processes of T2DM as well as how the clinical manifestations and treatments are linked to the pathogenesis of the disease.

Screening for diabetic kidney disease in primary care: A quality improvement initiative

Deem, Michelle; Rice, Jennifer; Valentine, Kathleen; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(4):34-41, April 2020.

Gaps in care currently exist between diabetic kidney disease (DKD) guidelines and diabetes management in primary care settings. This article explores whether a local Federally Qualified Health Center could improve rates of screening for microalbuminuria, diagnosis of DKD, and treatment of the disorder in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes-associated cardiac autonomic neuropathy

Wooton, Angela K.; Melchior, Lynne

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(2):24-31, February 2020.

Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is an under diagnosed cardiovascular complication associated with diabetes. As the incidence of diabetes increases in an aging population, NPs can help prevent complications associated with diabetes and CAN.