Pocket guides for DM oral meds

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    Hello everyone. I was just hired FT in a diabetes specialty clinic. I'm working with a team as a "diabetes educator" (not certified yet) and need some personal resources especially pocket guides.

    I'm okay on nutrition and exercise. Oral medications, however, give me some trouble. Does anyone know of a great pocket guide or other small book with quick info about the various oral meds? Not looking for a general medication guide, hopefully something more targeted to diabetes medications. If it included insulin, that would be great as well.

    Any online resources would also be much appreciated. I'd prefer something targeted at HCP/DM educators rather than the general public. Thank you!
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    Congratulations on your new job!!! You will learn so much. I hope you love it.

    The AACE makes a nice little pocket booklet. I see that it is available for purchase online but I have been given a couple copies- never had to purchase it. Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Guidelines- it's a little spiral bound notebooklet.

    There is so much good info online- I mean reputable info.
    www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov has some really nice guidelines. I found one for premixed insulins that is expecially helpful (our docs really like them...) that you can access as a pdf.

    Also, the ADA publishes an annual guide in January that is super comprehensive. I use it like a bible (for real)
    http://care.diabetesjournals.org/con...ent_1/S11.full is the most recent one.

    I hope these help.

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    Thanks suz! I found a ton of info online. I'd just like a handy reference to carry around. If I can't find a free copy of the AACE's booklet, I'm going to get it for myself. Thanks for the links!
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    To tell you the truth, I made my own cheat cards and found that to be much more helpful than the preprinted info (although I do like the insulin peak charts one of the reps gave me, so I don't have to keep re-drawing them...maybe drawing them so many times for patients helped too). Especially for the incretin/DPP4 type meds, learning that pathway, because we so rarely use them. I like making index cards and diagramming for myself rather than just pulling out a book.
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    I've also been making a ton of notecards to help me. Reading/writing/teaching others are the best ways I learn. Haven't started drawing diagrams though, that's a helpful suggestion. I think that as I get to know the providers and know which meds they tend to prescribe that it will be easier to focus my knowledge and become better at teaching those meds.
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    Quote from hey_suz
    Congratulations on your new job!!! You will learn so much. I hope you love it.

    The AACE makes a nice little pocket booklet. I see that it is available for purchase online but I have been given a couple copies- never had to purchase it. Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Guidelines- it's a little spiral bound notebooklet.

    There is so much good info online- I mean reputable info.
    www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov has some really nice guidelines. I found one for premixed insulins that is expecially helpful (our docs really like them...) that you can access as a pdf.

    Also, the ADA publishes an annual guide in January that is super comprehensive. I use it like a bible (for real)
    http://care.diabetesjournals.org/con...ent_1/S11.full is the most recent one.

    I hope these help.

    thank u for this!!


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