by, 01-19-2010 at 09:16 PM (5603 Views)
As nurses, we all know a lot about diabetes, and as a result of the press it's been getting as its incidence rises, increased numbers of lay people are becoming familiar with it as well. But there's more and more to learn about the disease all the time, and in the January 25th Nursing Spectrum, we'll have a cover story and upFRONT on diabetes that can help you with some of that learning. Regardless of your nursing specialty or area of practice, based on the number of patients the disease affects, I'm sure the issue will be of interest to most of you. And I invite you to check it out. Remember that there are countless opportunities every day for nurses to teach patients about the ways in which diabetes can be prevented as well as treated--and that includes children and adolescents in whom there has been a disturbing increase. And what a wonderful opportunity that can be to make a real difference! So don't forget about next week's issue, and in the meantime, I have another invitation: why not share some of your special experiences working with patients with diabetes with us here at nurse.com? We'd love to hear from you!
Eileen P. Williamson RN, MSN
Vice President, Nursing Communications & Initiatives