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  1. There are many complications associated with diabetes. One lesser known but serious complication is gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder whose cause is often unknown but most commonly affects people with diabetes. This d...
  2. JeanstarMSN

    Educating Patients | Knowledge is Power

    My patient, Frank, was a diabetic. Many of his health problems stemmed from his lack of education about controlling his blood sugar. Without intervention, Frank would have become a more unstable diabetic. His demeanor was apathetic. He did not unders...
  3. So here's the latest development in the COVID battle. Black Fungus is now affecting people who have/had COVID. The increasing number of mucormycosis cases- a fungal infection, colloquially "black fungus"- among patients recovering from COVID-19 ...
  4. traumaRUs

    Endocrinology Nursing

    The Endocrinology Nurse (a sub-specialty of nursing) specializes in the care of patients who have endocrine disorders such as Diabetes Mellitus, Pituitary disorders, and Cushing's disease; working across the span of age groups. Endocrine Disorde...
  5. traumaRUs

    Diabetes Nursing

    Prevalence of Diabetes (Diagnosed and Undiagnosed) Diabetes is growing by leaps and bounds and Nurses are on the forefront of diabetic care. According to the 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Statistics Repor...
  6. According to the national center for health statistics, (NCHS) (2006) diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the u.s., accounting for approximately 72,815 deaths in 2004. Although the death rate of diabetes decreased by 0.9 percent from 2003...
  7. The need for patients to be well-informed, and even a bit tech-savvy in today’s healthcare market is critical. Those living diabetes with or without comorbidities must be well-versed in disease management strategies like how to recognize the symptoms...
  8. SafetyNurse1968

    I’d Like A Personality Transplant, Please!

    For Part One of this series go to Trust Your Gut?... GUT FEELING Recent research has shown that bacteria living in your gut are linked to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and autism. It makes sense - we’ve all said it at some point, “I hav...
  9. According to a new study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics, nearly a quarter of U.S. young adults and 1 in 5 adolescents are now prediabetic. Until recently, young children and teens were rarely diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (adult-onset diabe...
  10. Nurses frequently care for patients with one or more type of diabetic neuropathy. Approximately 50% of diabetics have some degree of nerve damage and the greatest rates occur in people who have been diagnosed with diabetes for over 25 years. The mo...
  11. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists were introduced in 2005 with the launch of Byetta (exenatide), a twice-daily injection. Since then, other GLP-1 medications have been approved and this class of drugs is quickly becoming a mainstay in the trea...
  12. SafetyNurse1968

    Using Bacteria to Control Your Weight

    To read Part One in this series, go to Trust Your Gut? A Fecal Transplant Could Change Your Life Sally (not her real name), a 32-year-old-woman, was visiting her physician for a routine follow up appointment after a long battle with a Clostridi...
  13. It’s an exciting time for microbiome research. There are implications for the use of FMT with colitis, IBS, obesity, depression, autism, cancer, and diabetes. This is the first in a series about the gut biome, also known as the microbiome and its imp...
  14. J.Adderton

    FDA Approves Nasal Metoclopramide

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the approval of a nasal spray that relieves the symptoms of diabetic gastroparesis. The metoclopramide spray, GIMOTI, is the first new drug treatment for gastroparesis in decades. This non-o...
  15. rn/writer

    Those Darn Diabetics

    Those Darn Diabetics! Do you ever wish difficult type 2 diabetics weren't your headache? Your wish has been granted. They aren't your problem anymore. You read that right. They are not your problem. They are your patients who have a particu...