hello, lynn92259 and welcome to allnurses.com
great to have you with us.
you would benefit by joining the american diabetes association
(ada) and receive constant updates on diabetes. seek out seminars, ceus, etc., about diabetes to keep abreast of the issues/changes. you need to contact other hcps (apn, physician and/or diabetic educator) who routinely treat the diabetic on a daily basis - acute and chronic.
here is a link to the ada outlining clinical practice recommendations:
here is another link from the ada with resources for professionals:
subscribe to clinical diabetes
constant education and arming yourself with up-to-date information is the key to success as you treat the patient with diabetes.
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