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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist nurses lead world with support for young diabetics


Two pioneering children’s diabetes specialist nurses in Rochdale were the first in the world to use an innovative new insulin pump to help young people manage their condition.

Bigger breakfast and smaller dinner may help diabetes control


Eating a combination of a high energy breakfast and a low energy dinner helps control blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a small study by Israeli researchers.

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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

Foot assessment and care for older people

Foot assessment and care for older people Subscription Required


Foot care can prevent mobility problems and social isolation; it is a crucial part of nursing care, particularly for older patients, who may be unable to care for their own feet

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How to administer eye drops and ointments

How to administer eye drops and ointments Subscription Required


The administration of topical eye medications must be given the same priority and attention to safety as drugs administered by the systemic route

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Reflections on reducing insulin to lose weight Subscription Required


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.


'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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Launching the Nursing Times app: how Emap listened to the frontline


When the idea of launching a Nursing Times app was floated a few months ago I was cautiously excited.

Bacteria could be used to stimulate the production of insulin

Modified bacteria may be useful in treating diabetes

“Breakthrough pill can cure diabetes,” is the completely misleading report in the Daily Express.


Peripheral arterial disease: diagnosis and management

NICE has issued a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of lower limb peripheral arterial disease.