Welcome to this special edition of LPN eNews, which focuses on diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, with diabetes. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
In your everyday practice, you’re likely to encounter patients with diabetes. In this special edition of LPN eNews, we’ve compiled articles that address various aspects of diabetes to help you expand your knowledge and skills when managing these patients.
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Tapping incretin-based therapy for type 2 diabetes
By Susan J. Appel, PhD, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNP-BC, FAHA
Diabetes under control: Real-time glucose monitoring
By Neesha Ramchandani, APRN, PNP-NP, CDE; Yael Saadon PNP-BC, and Donna Jornsay, CPNP, CDE
Diagnosing diabetes with A1C: Implications and considerations for measurement and surrogate markers
By Alethea N. Hill, PhDc, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, and Susan J. Appel PhD, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNP-BC
Neonatal diabetes: Current trends in diagnosis and management
By Melissa Andrews Rearson, MSN, CRNP; Heather McKnight-Menci, MSN, CRNP; and Linda Steinkrauss, MSN, CRNP
Are you ready to care for a patient with an insulin pump?
By David K. Miller RN-BC, CDE, CPT, MSEd
Infobytes: Online resources for patients with diabetes
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