Type 2 diabetes has long been associated with upper urinary tract or renal dysfunction. However, there is also an association with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and bladder dysfunction. LUTS can result in economic and quality of life burden on women. In addition, unmanaged LUTS and bladder dysfunction can result in harmful complications leading to upper urinary tract impairment. This presentation reviews the effect of type 2 diabetes on lower urinary tract function and provides nurses and advance practice providers with non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management strategies to optimize bladder function and reduce complications in this population.
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Contact hours available until 10/31/23.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
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Accreditation Statement: The Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA accreditation is reciprocal in the states and specialty organizations that recognize the ANCC-COA accreditation process. SUNA is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5556. Accreditation and approved provider status of NCPD does not imply ANCC-COA approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content. SUNA urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license. Learning Outcome: After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to identify the physiologic effects of LUTS on Diabetes Type 2 to determine the best management option for LUTS and bladder dysfunction.