Diabetes affects over 29 million United States citizens and is the 7th leading cause of death, accounting for 23.9 per 100,000. Proper nursing care of the patient with diabetes is critical to the patient's wellbeing. The treatment of diabetes has been changing rapidly. The articles in this issue cover statistics, pathophysiology, and the current treatment recommendations written in a very practical manor for the bedside or clinic nurse who is not up to date on the latest recommendations and is not an expert in diabetes management. Cecelia Leveque has assembled top authors to write aritcles on the following topics: Review of 2017 Diabetes Standards of Care; Management of Type 1 Diabetes; Management of Type 2 Diabetes; Non-insulin Diabetes Medications; Insulin therapy; Pre-Diabetes; Management of Lipids in Patients with Diabetes; Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetes; Insulin Pump Therapy; Hypoglycemia in Patients with Diabetes; Outpatient Diabetes Education; Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Diabetes; Management of Children with Diabetes; and Management of Diabetes in Rotating Shift Workers.
By Celia M. Levesque, RN, MSN, NP-C, CNS-BC, CDE, BC-ADM, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX