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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses

‘Information prescriptions’ for patients with uncontrolled diabetes

‘Information prescriptions’ for patients with uncontrolled diabetes


Practice nurses and GPs treating diabetes patients who do not have their condition under control will be encouraged to give them “information prescriptions”, under an initiative launched today.


MHRA issues medical device alert about insulin pump


The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a medical device alert regarding a fault on a particular type of insulin pump.

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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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Rise in TB cases has been a painful lesson


In healthcare nothing stands still or stays the same.

Can a yoghurt a day reduce diabetes risk?

Can a yoghurt a day reduce diabetes risk?

“Eating a small portion of yoghurt every day may reduce diabetes risk,” The Independent reports.


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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