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This book will be helpful for any health care professional assisting the patient with diabetes to reach their target goals. The various oral medications and their mechanisms, as well as the types and regimens of the various insulins are discussed. Reaching target goals has been shown to prevent the acute (hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia) and chronic (retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, coronary heart disease and stroke) complications of diabetes. Therefore, it is critical that healthcare professionals have the knowledge to assist their patients in meeting their diabetes goals.About the AuthorCharlene Freeman, RN, CDE, CPT, has had more than 30 years of experience with diabetes patient management, diabetes program development, patient and educator training, development of clinical protocols, marketing of materials, and has served as an independent consultant.She developed and directed clinic-based diabetes education programs that have received American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognition and state accreditation, meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. Insulin pump therapy and multiple daily injection therapies are areas of particular interest to the author.Ms. Freeman has presented over 700 diabetes educational workshops to professionals, patients, and the public internationally, nationally, state-wide and locally. She was invited to co-chair workshopsat the I.D.F. (International Diabetes Federation) in Kobe, Japan. Charlene is well respected as a certified diabetes educator and certified pump trainer.She is past President, Health Care and Education of the national organization of the ADA and is past President of the Iowa Affiliate of the ADA.

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