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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses



Peer highlights value of specialist nursing care

6-Jul-2015

A peer has urged NHS service providers to recognise the value of specialist nurses for supporting patients with long-term conditions, based on her own experiences.

Type 2 diabetes patients ‘not confident managing condition’

18-Jun-2015

A charity survey has suggested that over 40% of people with type 2 diabetes do not feel confident in managing their condition.

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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



Timing of antibiotic administration is vital to achieve effective blood levels

How a patient perspective improved IV therapy Subscription Required

11-May-2015

An expert cystic fibrosis patient questioned the timing of his drug administration, which led him to propose a new, more effective schedule for the entire ward.

Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.

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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.

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'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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Does mandatory training have to be boring?

1-Jul-2015

In his book Do No Harm retired neurosurgeon Henry Marsh described the irritation of taking time away from his work to sit though mandatory training.

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Could a smart insulin patch mean no more diabetic injections?

“A ‘smart’ insulin patch could replace painful injections to help millions of people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check,” the Daily Mirror reports; though the technology has only been tested on mice.

A man's guide

A Man’s Guide To Healthy Aging

25-Jun-2015

‘The style and structure allow you to look for things that you might want to know the answer to, or to browse through looking for bits of interest.’

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Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of western-style diet

Diet swap study highlights bowel effects of western-style diet

“Diet swap experiment reveals junk food’s harm to guts,” BBC News reports.

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