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ADDRESSING THE EPIDEMIC: PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES IN WOMEN

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  • Nancy Jo Reedy CNM, MPH

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    • Nancy Jo Reedy received her nursing degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, her midwifery education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and her master's degree in public health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health. Ms. Reedy has practiced in medical centers and community hospitals serving predominantly underserved women. Currently, Ms. Reedy is the Director of Nurse-Midwifery Services for Texas Health Care, PA in Fort Worth, Texas.


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ABSTRACT

Diabetes is epidemic in the United States. More than half of the victims are women, and women from vulnerable populations have particularly high rates of diabetes. In addition, long-term complications of diabetes are contributing factors to poverty, disability, and premature death, and complications of diabetes are more common and more serious in women. The provision of health care to women with diabetes must include knowledge of the pharmacotherapeutic agents used to treat diabetes to provide care that compliments and does not complicate diabetes management.

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