Nursing: Pharmacological Management: Type 2 Diabetes in Children

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About the Course

Diabetes is becoming more common in the pediatric population. Nurses, as well as other health care professionals, have a responsibility to understand the key components of diabetes management in children and teens. This course will help them provide the direct patient care and education needed by patients and families. Nurses should be familiar, not only with the ways in which to manage diabetes, including diet, exercise, and medication, but also with the causes and complication risks if left untreated. The course covers the symptoms, risk factors, screening, diagnosis, complications and complication management, and management of type 2 diabetes in the pediatric population.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes as reviewed in the course.
  • Describe the risk factors, symptoms, and screening indications for type 2 diabetes.
  • List tests for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and state abnormal results.
  • Identify the goals of management of type 2 diabetes in the pediatric population.
  • Describe medication options for type 2 diabetes.
  • Educate youth and parents to help improve youth and parent understanding of the managements of diabetes.

About the Author:
Angela Hasler, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC

Angela Hasler, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, graduated with her MSN from Yale University. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner working in adolescent medicine at a large urban hospital system in Washington, DC. She specializes in issues unique to adolescents, as well as school-based health and caring for children with complex medical needs. She has experience caring for children with diabetes through her primary care work and in her work as a nurse for children with medical complexity in an outpatient setting.

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