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Study reveals connection between use of proton pump inhibitors and risk of type 2...

A study published in BMJ Gut examined “the association between the regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and the risk of type 2 diabetes.” The study followed over 200,000 participants who did not have...

Pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes in older adults

Practical approaches for APRNs. Takeaways: Advanced practice RNs face challenges when managing type 2 diabetes in older adults, who are at high risk for acute and chronic complications of diabetes, as well as adverse treatment...

Trending jobs | Dialysis nurse

Dialysis nurses administer kidney replacement therapy treatments needed by patients who have either end-stage kidney disease or acute kidney injury. Therapy can be provided in outpatient settings (for example in-center or at-home hemodialysis or...

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 drastically in the last decade. Nurses have an important role...
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Quality improvement in action: Revised critical blood glucose value

Interprofessional team takes action to improve care of patients with diabetes. Takeaways: The revision of a hospital’s critical blood glucose value reduces both severe and critical hypoglycemia episodes promoting patient safety. Interprofessional team collaboration promotes...

Taking control of our health: An interview with Scott Greenstone

The American Nurse team is delighted to have had an opportunity to speak with Scott Greenstone, a registered nurse who recently shared his story about beating death with Healthcare Marketer’s Exchange. The American Nurse team...

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 role. Individual education is most effective in reducing HbA1c, and...

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 culture and behaviors in diabetes care takes repeated data collection...

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 affected, up to 385,800 Americans will die each year and...

A new technology may better help control type 1 diabetes

A recent study from The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reveals a new system that has “improved glycemic outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes.” The technology in question is a closed-loop system...

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 the City of Hope’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute in...
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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 pregnancy. A positive glucose tolerance test in the second trimester...
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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 are receiving supplemental nutrition. 3. Describe insulin use in patients...