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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses



Smoking cessation temporarily reduces HbA1c control in diabetics

30-Apr-2015

Patients with type 2 diabetes who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control that can last up to three years, according to UK researchers.

Charity highlights importance of diabetes foot checks

27-Apr-2015

A diabetes charity has published a leaflet to try and boost the number of patients having vital annual foot checks.

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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



Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

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.

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Childhood coeliac disease: diagnostic pathways update Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.

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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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Should hospital treatments take the weekend off?

4-May-2015

The nature of weekends have changed over the years. Fifty years ago pretty much everything stopped on a Sunday. If you went into the centre of a town it would be eerily quiet – unlike today.

Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of western-style diet

Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of western-style diet

“Diet swap experiment reveals junk food’s harm to guts,” BBC News reports.

Care of People with Diabetes

Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice (third edition)

18-Mar-2015

‘The book is ideal for gaining a knowledge base regarding diabetes with suggested reading throughout the book for further knowledge development of diabetes.’

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Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of western-style diet

Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of western-style diet

“Diet swap experiment reveals junk food’s harm to guts,” BBC News reports.

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