The goal of this program is to enhance nurses’ and dietitians’ ability to care for patients taking new injectable classifications of medications for diabetes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the roles of amylin and the human incretin hormone GLP-1 in regulating blood glucose levels
- Identify three benefits of pramlintide acetate (Symlin) and exenatide (Byetta) injection therapy
- Discuss three nursing interventions to help patients adjust to and properly use pramlintide or exenatide therapy
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and nurses.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.