Diabetes Secrets

Author: Michael T. McDermott, MD, and Jennifer M. Trujillo, PharmD
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Published: 2022
Pages: 174
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Expiration Date: 12/31/2026

Pilot Study Nurse Comments

E.A., RN – "This program is very thorough and informative. It can be of relevance and use for nurses in all aspects and areas of practice. The only negative is the small sizes of the print."

C.B., RN – "I like that it added up-to-date material after the book was published in the CEU course. I learned a lot in this study. Even though I take care of diabetics daily, I do not manage the pumps often. The book itself has really small print. Although I could read it myself, someone with poor vision might struggle. The one thing that I do appreciate is that the book is in order of the questions. While it is important to learn, I find it a waste of time to flip pages."

K.B., RN – "Very thorough and complete for multiple spectrums of diabetes management. Text provides a good, complete review of efficacious pharmaceuticals. This course is needful for any nurses that cares for any diabetic patient—to go beyond casual interaction to effective intervention. This was very good as many standards of care seem to be outdated and this was very helpful to catch up on the latest."

C.C., RN – "I thoroughly enjoyed the study. I have gained information from the study. After 35 years in critical care, I was still challenged with new information. Excellent study which has led to increased knowledge for this student. Thank you."

A.C-T., RN – "This is a great resource for all nurses who take care of diabetes patients. The book is very well-written and informative. The CE questions will reinforce nurses' newly learned knowledge."

J.T.E., RN – "Highly recommend for nurses with or without background or experience with diabetic patients. I appreciated the practice case studies. A lot to learn!"

D.G., RN – "I found the case studies in chapter 13 extremely helpful, as well as chapter 22. I have been a nurse for nearly 49 years and have worked in hospice the past 8. My diabetic knowledge is dated and this course brought me up-to-date particularly in continuous glucose monitoring as I have moved into home health. The course challenged me to think critically."

W.M., RN – "Very small type in book...Other than the small print, I felt it covers the material well, easy to follow, had occasionally in-depth information but very informative. Great job on new meds and uses."

C.M., RN – "I found the tables, figures, and references to be extremely valuable! This is an excellent course! I opened my eyes to the complexity of diabetes care, and especially the need for quality patient education. After many years in nursing, I realize just how much more there is to learn—for myself and my patients. Never stop learning—it saves lives!"

K.O., RN – "Very educational study. Great information on etiology and today’s treatment standards. For chapters 23 and 24, the average RN would not be familiar with this content. I would highly recommend the study. A text in larger print would be a nice offering. I had to use my cheater classes and a magnifying glass to easily read the book."

Y.R., RN – "The material overall is very insightful and the authors did a great job balancing tedious details with what was necessary to create understanding."

W.W., RN – "This course was not too technical. “Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Achieving Glucose Control” was a very good chapter. Good communication strategies are so important, especially in regards to supporting adherence. Good use of tables and figures to support subject matter discussed. Good use of key points at the end of each chapter. I like the use of the question and answer format this textbook used. Very good coverage of the significant issues with diabetes and its management and care (both physical and relational). Great resource (and study) for every nurse because every nurse will encounter a diabetic (and/or be one). To be better informed means better patient care outcomes. I felt it was a thorough text and covered the subject extremely well."

D.W., RN - "I would recommend this to any healthcare person to either refresh their knowledge, solidify information from school, or to make sure their practice has evolved over time. Although I am familiar with diabetes, I still learned several key points in the text and the quiz helped to highlight important information. My suggestion would be to let the reader know the text does contain small print as at times it proved to be challenging to read—but that’s from me, old eyes with 36 years as a nurse."

1 Diabetes Mellitus: Classification, Etiology and Pathogenesis
2 Comprehensive Medical Evaluation of Persons with Diabetes
3 Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
4 Diabetic Nephropathy
5 Diabetic Retinopathy
6 Diabetic Neuropathies 
7 Prevention of Macrovascular Complications
8 Diabetes and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
9 Diabetes Management: Lifestyle Measures – Nutrition
10 Exercise and Diabetes
11 Diabetes Management: Insulin Therapy
12 Diabetes Management: Non-Insulin Therapies
13 Carbohydrate Counting and Precise Insulin Dosing
14 Type 2 Diabetes Management: Selecting Glycemic Targets and Choosing the Right Therapy
15 Diabetes Prevention
16 Diabetes and Pregnancy
17 Diabetes Management in Cancer Patients
18 Diabetes in Older Adults
19 Diabetes Management During Exercise, Sports and Competition
20 Diabetes Management in Hospitalized Patients
21 Continuous Glucose Monitoring
22 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Interpretation: Practice Cases
23 Insulin Pumps and Integrated Systems
24 Looping
25 Hypoglycemia
26 Weight Management in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
27 Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Achieving Glucose Control
28 Diabetes in Africa

This program is pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

Please note: The font size chosen by the publisher of this text is very small. With the purchase of the textbook, you receive the enhanced eBook and the complete text, which can be accessed from your computer or phone to increase the size of the type to your comfort level.

  • The proven Secrets Series® format gives you the most return for your time – succinct, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective.
  • Up-to-date coverage of the full range of topics in diabetes, including diabetes during pregnancy; diabetes management in cancer patients; diabetes management during exercise, sports, and competition; diabetes management in hospitalized patients, and more.
  • Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams.
  • Bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from global leaders in the field – all providing a concise overview of important board-relevant content.
  • Written by global experts and thought leaders in diabetes.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
- “I would recommend this to any healthcare person to either refresh their knowledge, solidify information from school, or to make sure their practice has evolved over time. Although I am familiar with diabetes, I still learned several key points in the text and the quiz helped to highlight important information. My suggestion would be to let the reader know the text contains small print....” Comment from Pilot Study nurse

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