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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses



NICE pushes down HbA1c target for children with diabetes

27-Aug-2015

A tighter target for blood glucose control in children with diabetes has been recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

NICE calls for better HbA1c control in type 1 diabetics

26-Aug-2015

Adult patients with type 1 diabetes must be better supported to maintain blood glucose levels within target levels that minimise the risk of complications, according to latest guidance.

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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



The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required

3-Aug-2015

Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

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.

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Insulin

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.

'Let us help you get ready for revalidation'

17-Aug-2015

It’s now five years since we launched Nursing Times Learning, our suite of online learning units, and in that time nurses have used it to complete over 35,000 hours’ CPD.

Sugary drinks linked to 8,000 new UK diabetes cases a year

Sugary drinks linked to 8,000 new UK diabetes cases a year

“Are sugary drinks causing 8,000 cases of diabetes every year?,” the Daily Mirror asks, as a new study estimates they could cause thousands of type 2 diabetes cases in the UK, and millions in the US.

The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required

Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

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