Acarbose

by Cathy Parkes March 09, 2020

Acarbose

Acarbose is an alpha glucosidase inhibitor used to treat type 2 Diabetes. It works by inhibiting glucose absorption in the GI tract.

HINT: A = "NO" + CARBS. So "No carbs" absorbed in the GI tract with acarbose.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Nursing Tips

A patient with borderline personality disorder: Exhibits SPLITTING behavior (i.e. characterizes people/things as ALL good or ALL bad). Engages in impulsive behavior. Is at high risk for self-harm! Provide for patient safety.
Splitting Behavior

by Cathy Parkes March 05, 2021

A patient with borderline personality disorder exhibits SPLITTING behavior, engages in impulsive behavior, and is at high risk for self-harm.

Antisocial personality
Antisocial personality

by Cathy Parkes March 03, 2021

An antisocial personality disorder does NOT mean an individual doesn't like to be around people. 
Diagnosis of meningitis is done by analyzing the patient's CSF (cerebrospinal fluid).  Bacterial meningitis: CSF is cloudy with ↓ glucose. Viral meningitis: CSF is clear and glucose levels are typically normal.
Meningitis diagnosis

by Cathy Parkes March 01, 2021

Diagnosis of meningitis is done by analyzing the patient's CSF (cerebrospinal fluid).