Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses
Repeated use of some types of antibiotics may put people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes through potentially altering their gut bacteria, according to a large observational study.
The UK’s leading specialist in diabetes inpatient care has called on the NHS to take immediate action to raise standards of care in hospitals for people with diabetes.
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Type 2 diabetes is associated with a range of serious complications, and accounts for significant costs to the NHS. Dietary and lifestyle change can reduce its impact.
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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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.
It seems the tide may be turning on the way older people are treated in the NHS, with the need to develop and improve this important area of care at last being acknowledged and acted on. There were two announcements this week that gave me hope that change is coming.
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“A chemical [DNP] which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
‘The book is ideal for gaining a knowledge base regarding diabetes with suggested reading throughout the book for further knowledge development of diabetes.’
Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.