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Diabetes Demystified: Essential Education for Nurse Practitioner Board Prep

Diabetes is a crucial subject in medicine, and you may be wondering what you need to know about it for your nurse practitioner (NP) board exam. Diabetes can be a little intimidating at first, but SMNP Reviews has you covered!

In this SMNP YouTube video, Diabetes Demystified,” NP Alisha breaks the topic down easily so you can study smarter and be ready to answer any questions about diabetes on your exam.

In this video, Alisha dives into what you need to know about diabetes for your NP board exam. She starts with the main differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, with special attention paid to type 2 diabetes, since that’s what you’ll most commonly see in clinical practice.

Alisha also organizes all things diabetes in a way that makes it easier to study for the exam. For example, you’ll see information about type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes, risk factors, common signs and symptoms, what to look for when it comes to assessing, diagnosis, and more! When prepping for your NP board exam, it’s best to organize diabetes into these five subtopics: types and risk factors, assessment findings, diagnostic tests, complications, treatments, and referrals. This video covers all of these components in a clear and concise manner for you, so you can learn what you need to know about diabetes for your upcoming NP board exam. Remember, the board exam is looking to see if you will be a safe, competent nurse practitioner caring for patients with diabetes!

Alisha also discusses key issues including treatment with metformin and other medications used for treating diabetes, microvascular and macrovascular complications to watch out for, and issues surrounding referrals and additional screenings. All of this is key information you’ll want to go over when you’re studying for the NP board exam and have in your back pocket for your future practice! 

Watching this video will get you organized for some smart studying, and prepare you to answer questions about diabetes that show up on the NP board exam. Give it a watch, get organized, and go crush it on exam day! We are rooting for you!