Diabetes Management Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting

Published: November 2015
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  • Key Points 
  • Knowledge and Skills Needed by Interprofessional Team Members
  • Problems and Complications Associated With Diabetes in Older Adults
  • Criteria for a Diagnosis of Diabetes 
  • Laboratory Values Indicating Prediabetes 
  • Suggested Approach to Screening for Diabetes-Associated Complications
  • When to Use Insulin 
  • Possible Symptoms and Signs of Hypoglycemia in Frail Elderly Patients
  • Suggested Monitoring of Blood Glucose by Type of Diabetes Therapy  
  • Suggested Monitoring of Blood Glucose by Type of Diabetes Therapy
  • Stepwise Approach to Antihyperglycemic Therapy
  • Overview of Available Oral Antidiabetic Agents 
  • Overview of Non-Insulin Injectable Antidiabetic Agents 
  • Types of Insulin and Their Pharmacokinetics 
  • Immunization Recommendations for Adults With Diabetes 
  • Suggested Insulin Regimens For Different Clinical Situations
  • Suggestions for Adjusting Insulin Therapy on the Basis of Glucose Patterns
  • Analog Insulin Therapy
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The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings.

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This pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool.

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