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Life Threatening Diabetic Emergencies
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With the high prevalence of 38 million Americans in the US with diabetes and almost ¼ of the US population with prediabetes, healthcare professionals need to know how to respond to diabetic emergencies. Emergency nurses need to be aware of the pathophysiology and treatment standards, as the acceleration of available diabetic medications can be confusing. There has also been confusion for the term HNS, also known as “HANKS” or HHNKS, or HNC,” which will be clarified. 

Tracey Long, PhD, APRN-BC, RN, MS, MSN, CDCES, CCRN, CNE

Tracey Long, PhD, APRN-BC, RN, MS, MSN, CDCES, CCRN, CNE

As a registered nurse for 36 years, Dr. Long has worked in critical care, emergency medicine, primary care, and endocrinology. She is a professor of nursing at Chamberlain University and family nurse practitioner. She has been a certified diabetes care and education specialist for 25 years and teaches a certified diabetes educator review course. She teaches medical Spanish and one of her favorite activities is taking nurses and allied healthcare professionals each summer to offer free medical clinics to underserved communities around the world with her non-profit organization www.bridgesforhealth.org.

As a published author, she has written a book on how to thrive with diabetes, not just survive, three children’s health books, three books on family history and many professional research articles. She married her college sweetheart, and they have their own "long legacy" of 6 children who teach her what’s really important in life.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Tracey Long has employment relationships with Utah Body and Soul, College of Southern Nevada, Chamberlain College, Travelers Education Group, Nurse.Com, and Atrain. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Tracey Long is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Diabetes Association, the National Certified Diabetes Educator Association, and the American Nurses Association. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Education Development and is a contributing editor Yangtz Journal of Medicine.


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