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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses



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Obesity linked with heightened risk of Alzheimer’s  

27-Jul-2015

Insulin resistance resulting from obesity increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to US researchers.

MHRA warns about faulty steel cannula infusion sets

23-Jul-2015

Health professionals should check steel cannula infusion sets manufactured by Unomedical before and after use, as there is a small risk of its needle breaking.

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Team Novo Nordisk

Find out about the world’s first all diabetes professional cycling team; with advice from Lisa Devine, the team's Senior Diabetes Education Nurse Facilitator



Identifying ischaemic ulcers early on can help reduce the need for amputation

Caring for patients with lower limb amputation Subscription Required

20-Jul-2015

Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition

Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognition Subscription Required

20-Jul-2015

Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.

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Reflections on reducing insulin to lose weight Subscription Required

18-Oct-2012

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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'People who acquire disability may grieve their loss forever' Subscription Required

In this fast-living digital age there have been astonishing developments in the field of biomechanics, prosthetics and transplant surgery, as well as stem cell research, which has already shown tremendous results.

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If you’re not going to show off, at least show someone else off

20-Jul-2015

Three weeks ago, RCN chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter urged nurses to speak out about their achievements.

Are teens confused about their size and weight?

Are teens confused about their size and weight?

“Third of overweight teenagers think they are right size, study shows,” The Guardian says in one of many headlines on widely covered English research.

A man's guide

A Man’s Guide To Healthy Aging

25-Jun-2015

‘The style and structure allow you to look for things that you might want to know the answer to, or to browse through looking for bits of interest.’

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Identifying ischaemic ulcers early on can help reduce the need for amputation

Caring for patients with lower limb amputation Subscription Required

Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.

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