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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses

Patient education should be tailored for those at risk of diabetes


It is “important” for nurses to personalise diabetes-related education, management, and support to the specific needs and vulnerabilities of at-risk patients, according to researchers.

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Nurse recognised for improving care of children with diabetes  


A specialist nurse from North Devon District Hospital has won an award for his dedication to enhancing care for children and young people with diabetes.

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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

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

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required


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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Childhood coeliac disease: diagnostic pathways update Subscription Required


Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.

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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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'Knowledge of how to care for people with dementia is not reaching many staff'


A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.

Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'

Vigorous exercise 'may help prevent early death'

“Short bursts of vigorous exercise helps prevent early death,” The Independent reports after an Australian study found vigorous exercise, such as jogging, reduced the risk of premature death.

Care of People with Diabetes

Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice (third edition)


‘The book is ideal for gaining a knowledge base regarding diabetes with suggested reading throughout the book for further knowledge development of diabetes.’

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Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management Subscription Required

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.



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