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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....

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.