diabetes

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…

Cartoonist with a cause

The cartoons of Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CED, help patients cope with diabetes.

Diabetes innovations and access to care

Over the years, several innovations (insulin, glucometers, insulin pens) have helped to improve diabetes care and management. However, many of these technologies remain out of reach for some…
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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 at the site…

FDA approves Lucentis to treat diabetic retinopathy

On February 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use for Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) 0.3 mg to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic…

FDA approves new diabetes treatment

In late September 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new oral treatment for type 2 diabetes. Novo Nordisk’s Rybelsus (semaglutide) helps improve adult patients’…
Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Early identification aids proper management.  CNE: 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives: Describe causes and risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and associated maternal complications and fetal risks. Discuss…
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Getting comfortable with carbohydrate counting

Mr. Tucker,* a 20-year-old man with type 1 diabetes, is admitted to the hospital for a severe hypoglycemic event. For about a month, he’s experienced these events about…

Gut microbiome and health

Some researchers describe the bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other microbes in our digestive system (the gut microbiome) as the newest discovered body organ. Each person’s balance and mix…
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Insights into glucose monitoring for diabetes

Developments in testing provide better outcomes for your patients. Key Takeaways – Self-monitoring of blood glucose allows patients with diabetes to take a more active role in disease…

Microalbumin: Little test, big payoff

The earlier renal disease is detected, the better. That’s why the microalbumin test is so important for patients with certain chronic conditions.

Risk stratification of CVD in type 2 diabetes

An estimated 34 million Americans, age 18 years and older, have diabetes, most with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) as well as a high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).…

Save our soles

Key takeaways Prevention of diabetic foot ulcers begins with daily foot inspection. In the hospitalized patient, foot inspections done by nursing staff provides patient education, reminding patients of…
Secondary stroke

Secondary prevention of stroke

Every 40 seconds, a stroke occurs in the United States. This translates to approximately 795,000 strokes annually; of these, about 25% are recurrent strokes. Although stroke has declined…
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Take Note – April 2008

Pam Cipriano to receive ANA’s Distinguished Member Award American Nurse Today Editor-in-Chief Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, will receive the Distinguished Member Award from the American Nurses Association…
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Take Note – June 2008

Failure to rescue is most common safety mistake in hospitals       HealthGrades’ fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study found that failure to rescue and other patient safety…
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Take Note – March 2007

Previous hospital-room occupants may spread MRSA and VRE The risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections increases if the prior hospital-room occupant tested…
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Take Note – November 2006

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories “When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet,” said Ann Albright, PhD, RD,…

Type 2 diabetes in Asian Americans

Follow evidence-based guidelines to target individual care needs. Takeaways: Using body mass index as an indicator for type 2 diabetes is now considered inaccurate, especially among Asians, who…

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