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Patient education improves adherence and outcomes in glucocorticoid-induced hyperglycemia

Educating the patient in self-care measures related to new onset glucocorticoid-induced diabetes is an oncology nursing challenge. However, when patients understand the dynamics of physiologic glucose and insulin metabolism, they are less likely to be intimidated by the complexity of insulin therapy. Visual aids help patients readily recognize symptoms of hyper- and hypoglycemia in themselves and initiate appropriate self-care, according to a presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

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