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Reducing barriers to glucose control in patients with gestational diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.2% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as a serious complication during...
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Supplemental nutrition in hospitalized patients with diabetes

Continuing Nursing Education Learning objectives 1. Differentiate between enteral and parenteral nutrition. 2. Discuss how to manage hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes who...

Beware of oversimplifying mealtime insulin dosing for hospital patients

It’s lunchtime. Three of your patients are scheduled to receive rapid-acting insulin in addition to sliding-scale insulin. Mr. Jones, age 87, has type 2...

Fear of the low: What you need to know about hypoglycemia

Approximately 25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Especially with the diabetes rate rising yearly, you’re likely to care for...

FDA approves new drug for type 2 diabetes

On August 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) tablets as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic...

FDA approves Afrezza

On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin to improve glycemic control...

Study: Higher Hgb or receiving EPO doesn’t improve neuro outcomes in patients with TBI

In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration through blood...

FDA approves new hemophilia treatment

On June 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Eloctate, Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Fc fusion protein, for use in adults and children...

At least 10% of MI patient may have undiagnosed diabetes

At least 10 percent of people who have a myocardial infarction (MI) may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart...

Study: New drug effective for ACE-inhibitor angioedema

A Phase II study found that patients with ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema who received ecallantide were more likely to be discharged sooner than those treated...

Study: Chocolate’s flavanol could help prevent obesity

Oligomeric procyanidins (PCs), a type of flavanol in chocolate, could help reduce obesity, according to a study in Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry....
Fruits and Vegetables are dietary Staples of Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

Caring for patients with metabolic syndrome

A precursor to serious complications, this dangerous condition is on the rise among Americans.

Taking steps in the hospital to prevent diabetes-related readmissions

Preventing readmissions is an important quality focus. Here is how you can work with other team members to help reduce readmissions for patients who have diabetes.

Study: Positive self-esteem protects older adults from health problems

According to a study in Psychoneuroendocrinology, a positive self-esteem can buffer adults older than 60 years against health threats. Researchers found that if an...

MARS®: The new frontier in treating acute liver failure

A type of dialysis, MARS removes toxins and replaces lost liver functions.

FDA approves new stent for treatment of pseudocysts of the pancreas

On Dec. 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the AXIOS Stent and Delivery System for treating pseudocysts that form...

Study: Antihypertensives decrease risk of Alzheimer disease

Diuretics, angiotensin-1 receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors seemed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study, published in Neurology,...

Study: Lower blood glucose may be good for brain function

Even for people who don’t have diabetes, those who have higher glucose levels are more likely to have memory problems, according to a study...

Study: Antidepressants may pose risk for type 2 diabetes

A systematic review published in Diabetes Care reports that that people taking antidepressants are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, although it’s...

Study: High glucose in patients with diabetes increases risk of dehiscence after surgery for...

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that preoperative and postoperative hyperglycemia and elevated A1c in patients with diabetes increases the risk...

Improving depression screening in patients with chronic illness

Don’t miss an opportunity for health promotion and improvement in disease management by failing to assess patients with chronic illness for depression.

Improving insulin adherence in diabetes care

By addressing patients’ concerns, you can help them adhere to insulin therapy with less pain and anxiety.

FDA tells companies to stop illegal sale of treatments for diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to 15 companies, notifying them the sale of their illegally marketed diabetes products...

Severe hypoglycemia leads to a seizure

The team scrambles to save a patient with diabetes.

FDA approves new diabetes drug

On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana (canagliflozin) tablets to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana has been...

FDA approves new drug treatments for type 2 diabetes

On Jan. 25, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved three new related products for the treatment of type 2 diabetes: Nesina...

Managing glucose levels in hospital patients

You’re likely to encounter hospital patients with diabetes. Are you up to date on the latest management guidelines?

FDA approves Lucentis for diabetic macular edema

On Aug. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. Read more.
How to recognize and intervene for hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome

How to recognize and intervene for hyperosmolar hyperglycemic syndrome

For some people, this crisis is the first inkling that they have type 2 diabetes. The condition is fatal in up to 20% of patients. Make sure you know how to detect it promptly.

USPSTF recommends against hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women to prevent chronic conditions

In a draft recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the prevention...

FDA approves Belviq for treatment of obesity

On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) for the treatment of obesity. It is to be used in...

Early, intensive therapy for type 2 diabetes can slow progression

A study of 58 patients with type 2 diabetes found that early and intensive therapy helped preserve beta cell function for 3.5 years. In...

Study: Too much vitamin D harmful

A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that both too little and too much vitamin D can increase mortality. Read...

FDA approves Korlym for hyperglycemia in patients with endogenous Cushing’s syndrome

On Feb. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Korlym (mifepristone) to control hyperglycemia in adults with endogenous Cushing’s...

NEJM study assess BMD retesting

A study in the Jan. 19 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that in older, postmenopausal women with normal bone...

Surgeons between 35 and 50 years old provide safest thyroid surgery care

A multicenter study of 28 surgeons performing 3,574 thyroidectomies published in BMJ found that surgeons aged between 35 and 50 years provide the safest...

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