Michelle Jordan, D.O., and Ripudaman S. Hundal, M.D.
An epidemic of obesity is likely to increase rates of gestational diabetes. This article covers the best ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent gestational diabetes, helping you to head off a number of maternal and fetal complications.
R. Todd Hurst, M.D., and Richard W. Lee, M.D.
The authors review guidelines and research to help you prevent heart disease in your patients with diabetes, who are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and have poorer outcomes from ischemic events.
Complications and comorbidities — Cardiovascular disease
American Diabetes Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and North American Association for the Study of Obesity
The Editor comments on the recommendations of an expert panel convened to offer suggestions on using second-generation antipsychotics given some reports linking their use to weight gain, diabetes, and dyslipidemia.
Drug treatment — Antipsychotics
Nurse-Directed Protocol for Recognition and Treatment of Hypoglycemia in Hospitalized Patients (pages 37-40)
Monica DiNardo, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., Amy C. Donihi, Pharm.D., Michael DeVita, M.D., Linda Siminerio, R.N., Ph.D., Harsha Rao, M.D., and Mary Korytkowski, M.D.
Despite evidence that hypoglycemia is often unnoticed and undertreated in hospitalized people, few have looked at improving the situation. The authors describe their design and use of a protocol to help nurses recognize and treat hypoglycemia promptly, preventing more serious complications.
Surgery and hospital care
Daniel L. Lorber, M.D.
Are a lack of sleep and a proliferation of unproven weight-loss fads contributing to the expanding waistlines of Americans? The Editor weighs in on some new research on sleep and weight-loss programs and how the most recent national guidelines on dietary intake and diabetes might help the situation.
Complications and comorbidities — Obesity
Management strategies and tools — Weight loss