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Fasting Considerations for People With Diabetes

Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Presenter: Evelyn Boyce
Listening Time: 33 Mins
Date Added: 10/02/2017
Date Recorded: 16/06/2016
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Event: Aged Care Clinical Nursing Skills
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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In people with diabetes, fasting can often disrupt what may be normally well controlled blood glucose levels. The potential for hypoglycemia is increased, which can often cause patient anxiety. This session will update your knowledge of best practice in caring for a person with diabetes who is fasting.

Topics covered

  • Considerations for fasting in hospital
  • Ramadan and other cultural or religious reasons for fasting in people with diabetes

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Presenter Biographies

Diabetes Education - recommended by Lois Rowan to replace her
Evelyn Boyce is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator, RN Div 1. She has been working in Diabetes Education for the last 7 years. She currently works as a CDE in Community Health at NRCH, and in private practice with various GP clinics. She is passionate about health promotion and diabetes education. Evelyn has been involved in Nursing education for over 15 years, previously part of the academic staff, lecturing at Latrobe University, ACU and hase also taught into the post graduate Diabetes education Course at Mayfield, and the Div 2 course.

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