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HbA1c poor way to identify children with diabetes

HbA1c is not a reliable way to identify children with diabetes according to a study in DiabetesCare. The study authors are examining whether random...

A broader look at insulin

Be sure your knowledge is current. Takeaways: Insulin is a critical part of diabetes management for many people. Insulin types and delivery methods have changed...

Into the community

Beyond being trusted by the public for their roles in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, schools, and other settings, nurses have a long track record of...

Making diabetes education more effective

Is individual or group education most effective for patients with diabetes? A systematic review in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship indicates that each has a...

10 years of inpatient diabetes certification— Lessons learned

Commitment and persistence pay off in improved outcomes. Takeaways Lessons learned and best practices from 10 years of Joint Commission inpatient diabetes certification. Changing inpatient...

How Denton County is addressing the diabetes epidemic

The impact of diabetes is well known. In a little over a decade, it’s estimated 54 million people in the United States will be...

A potential change in the diagnosis of diabetes

A new article from Healthline reveals a potential change to the diagnosis of diabetes. Based on a study from Dr. Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreses at...

Innovative end-to-end total arthroplasty care

An improvement project reduces surgical site infections. Takeaways: Establishing an end-to-end care process involves collaboration with the patient, clinical coach (family/support system), the multidisciplinary team,...

Bacterial meningitis

Rapid recognition prevents patient harm. Takeaways:  Early recognition of bacterial meningitis decreases morbidity and mortality.  Photophobia, nuchal rigidity (stiff neck), severe headache, fever, and confusion...

A kinder, gentler workplace

Others may not notice your courtesy, but they will notice your rudeness.   EVERYTHING has changed over the years. Technology, populations, human behavior, even bacteria and...
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Hypoglycemia: An unwelcome companion to effective diabetes management

Tailor your assessment, prevention, and treatment to individual patient needs and risks. Takeaways: Hypoglycemia places people with diabetes at risk for injury and prevents them from...
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Women and cardiovascular disease

Understand women’s unique risks and symptoms to ensure early identification and treatment of CVD. Takeaways: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality...
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Diabetes— Pharmacologic management update

Concentrated insulin and noninsulin medications help patients manage their diabetes. Takeaways: when large volumes of insulin are injected subcutaneously, inadequate absorption, poor adherence, insulin leaking...