Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses
Nurses, police officers and fire fighters could be at increased risk of developing diabetes, experts have said after new research linked shift work to a heightened risk of being diagnosed with the condition.
Two in every five adults in England could be offered statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes after health officials lowered the threshold for eligible people.
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Careful foot care for patients with diabetes can help to avoid foot ulcers and amputation. Practice nurses should know how to carry out a foot assessment
Adult offspring of people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing the condition so must have accurate knowledge about it and its risk factors
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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‘Nurses at any stage of practice could benefit from this book as it provides good evidence based data when considering tissue viability and holistic assessment.’
NICE has issued a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of lower limb peripheral arterial disease.