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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses

Shift work linked to diabetes risk

Working shifts linked to increased type 2 diabetes risk


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.

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Updated NICE guidance may mean '40% of adults' receive statins


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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Assessing the foot in patients with diabetes

Assessing the foot in patients with diabetes Subscription Required


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

Diabetes knowledge in patients’ adult offspring

Diabetes knowledge in patients’ adult offspring Subscription Required


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

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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.

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Nurses don’t grow on trees: will NICE’s new safe staffing guidelines improve safety?


The second I walked onto the ward I knew something was wrong.

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Protein may help control diabetes symptoms

Protein may help control diabetes symptoms

“Diabetes could be cured ‘in single jab’,” is the misleading headline in the Daily Express.

Wound healing and skin integrity principles

Wound Healing and Skin Integrity Principles and Practice


‘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.’

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Peripheral arterial disease: diagnosis and management

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


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