Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses
A peer has urged NHS service providers to recognise the value of specialist nurses for supporting patients with long-term conditions, based on her own experiences.
A charity survey has suggested that over 40% of people with type 2 diabetes do not feel confident in managing their condition.
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An expert cystic fibrosis patient questioned the timing of his drug administration, which led him to propose a new, more effective schedule for the entire ward.
By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.
Some women with type 1 diabetes deliberately omit or reduce insulin dosages to lose weight. This diabulimia may lead to serious heart and neuropathic complications.
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“A ‘smart’ insulin patch could replace painful injections to help millions of people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check,” the Daily Mirror reports; though the technology has only been tested on mice.
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“Diet swap experiment reveals junk food’s harm to guts,” BBC News reports.