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Editor’s Note, DCMS #131

Apr 8, 2013

Over the last seven weeks over 50% of the Diabetes Disasters Averted we have presented to you revolved around insulin errors. Our typical incident involves a medical professional finding an error just before it does severe harm to a patient. It makes total sense for every one of these disasters averted we catch that many, many more don’t ever get seen. This week we are happy to be able to share a plan for risk reduction from our partners at ISMP (Institute for Safe Medication Practices). This plan is especially valuable for hospitals: I would recommend you share this with any hospital that your patients may use.

If you have heard of hyperosmolar non-ketotic hyperglycemia but are not sure exactly what it is or how to treat it then be sure you check out this week’s Clinical Text.

Our Homerun Slides look at the core defects of diabetes and the idea of targeting specific physiological areas to improve care while our Mastery In Minutes video features Dr. Farhad Zangeneh discussing and some innovative ways you can motivate your patients towards better control.