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Keywords

diabetes mellitus, education, hypoglycemia, primary care, self-care, self-management, type 2 diabetes mellitus

 

Authors

  1. Palmer, Carrie DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE

Abstract

Abstract: NPs and other primary care providers will continue to encounter a growing population of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Helping patients engage in self-care behaviors is essential to achieve blood glucose control and prevent diabetes-related complications. This article explores opportunities to provide education to patients with diabetes mellitus on the important self-care topics of nutrition and hypoglycemia during a primary care visit.