Diabetic Medications: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:01 So, let's wrap up these diabetic medications.

    00:05 Sulfonylureas and glinides encourage the beta cells in the pancreas to secrete insulin.

    00:11 That's what gives us the effect we want; the lower blood sugar.

    00:14 However, anything a drug does well, it can do overwell, so these drugs have a risk for hypoglycemia.

    00:22 Make sure you remember that point and educate your patients.

    00:26 Now, the biguanides, which are like metformin, the alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, the DPP-4 inhibitors, and the SGLT-2 inhibitors help control the rise in glucose after a meal.

    00:39 So, look at the difference of that.

    00:41 That's why we have less of a risk of hypoglycemia.

    00:45 So group those medications together in your notes.

    00:48 Remember, we have much less of a risk of hypoglycemia, but a big risk of hypoglycemia with sulfonylureas and the glinides.

    00:56 Now, metformin is usually the drug of choice or medication when initiating therapy for type 2 diabetics.

    01:03 We've even started to use it in pre-diabetic clients.

    01:06 We can use metformin alone, or in combination with other medications.

    01:11 Thank you for watching our video today.

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    The lecture Diabetic Medications: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Endocrine Medications (Nursing).

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    1. Sulfonylureas and glinides
    2. Biguanides and alpha-glucosidase inhibitors
    3. Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and DPP-4 inhibitors
    4. SGLT-2 inhibitors and glitazones

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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