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Volume 26, Number 1 (March)

Gestational Diabetes Update (pages 10-18)

Susan R. Brian, M.D., Nancy Nickless, R.N., C.D.E., Stephen F. Thung, M.D., and Silvio E. Inzucchi, M.D.

The authors cover the latest knowledge on screening and treating women with gestational diabetes, including the use of oral agents as possible treatment options, and follow-up to prevent subsequent diabetes.
Gestational diabetes

Increased Anemia and Cardiac Problems in Chronic Kidney Disease (pages 21-25)

William McClellan, M.D., M.P.H., and Daniel Lorber, M.D., C.D.E.

In a large, national study, the prevalence of anemia and cardiovascular problems was highest among those whose kidney disease was caused by diabetes. As the authors explain, the findings of this study highlight opportunities for improving the clinical management of these patients.
Complications and comorbiditiesNephropathy

Insights Into Type 2 Diabetes in Asian-Americans (pages 26-29)

John J. Shin, M.D.

For any given body-mass index, Asian-Americans have a much higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than the general population. And frequently, diabetes is not discovered until it is advanced and the patient is experiencing complications. Dr. Shin covers some of the possible physiologic reasons for this increased risk, as well as some of the cultural barriers to medical care.
Diabetes in specific populationsAsian-Americans

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (pages 30-42)

Brian Horner, M.S., and H. Peter Chase, M.D.

Relatively infrequent point-in-time blood glucose monitoring may soon be supplemented or replaced by continuous glucose monitoring. The authors offer practical information on how current and soon-to-be-available real-time monitoring systems can be incorporated into the care of patients who have Type 1 diabetes.
EquipmentContinuous glucose monitoring systems
Management strategies and toolsStrategies for glycemic control

Providing Diabetes Self-Management Support (pages 46-47)

Martha M. Funnell, M.S., R.N., C.D.E.

While diabetes self-management education is essential, your patients also need support to help implement and sustain the behaviors necessary for self-care. The author shows how to discover and create ways to do this, often beyond the walls of your own institution.
EducationSelf-management strategies