Nurses integral to interprofessional teamwork, women benefit most from diabetes education, who will develop pre-diabetes, and we’ll have rheumatologist, Dr. Derrick J. Todd joining us to talk about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and what we can do to help manage these patients. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

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Welcome to the Show

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. First up, in this week’s nursing news items, we will look at two recent studies that deal with diabetes in our patient populations. Who are we helping and who will develop this disease? We’ll find out in the news.

Then in this week’s special tip interview I have a special segment with Dr. Derrick Todd, a rheumatologist who talks with me about the challenges in managing patients with various forms of juvenile arthritis. This is a topic near and dear to my heart since both my daughters had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Find out more about this spectrum of diseases and what you as nurses can do to help recognize the possible signs and symptoms of the disease and refer them to the best appropriate care. We’ll have that and more later in this episode after the news.

If you want to get back in touch with me, please drop me an email. You can send those e-mails in to I love to hear from you and I make sure I respond back to every email that comes in. Send me links to news items you’d like me to cover, interview suggestions with you or somebody you know.


News Links – 

Nurses Integral to Interprofessional Teamwork

Crucial Conversations Teamwork Book

Women Benefit Most From Focused Diabetes Care

Half of Adults Will Develop Prediabetes


Tip of the Week – Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile-Arthritis-Teenage-GirlIt’s the winter season and children across the U.S. will be playing with holiday toys or participating in outdoor activities during their holiday break. However, for children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis these activities may be more difficult. Approximately 70,000 to 100,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis).

Children suffering from JIA may experience pain and stiffness, swollen joints, and more limited mobility than their peers. Other symptoms can include fatigue, limping, eye inflammation, and lingering fever, rash, or swollen glands. About 30% of young patients maintain significant limitations for 10 or more years after the onset of JIA. Dr. Derrick J. Todd joins me to discuss prevalence, signs, symptoms, and effects of JIA and what nurses can do to help recognize and refer these kids to appropriate care.


Mayo Clinic on JIA

American College of Rheumatology on JIA

Arthritis Foundation site


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