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Diabetes Nursing

Nursing practice and nursing news for diabetes nurses



Owen Mumford insulin pens recalled due to dosage fault

18-Dec-2014

Patients with diabetes who use insulin pens manufactured by Owen Mumford are being warned by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to check if they have an affected LOT.

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Shift workers more likely to have poor health than rest of population

15-Dec-2014

Night-time shift workers are more likely to have poor health and lifestyles, leading to conditions such as obesity and diabetes than those who work more regular hours during the day, according to new national data.

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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

9-Dec-2014

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

How to administer eye drops and ointments

How to administer eye drops and ointments Subscription Required

26-Sep-2014

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

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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Nurses are a lifeline over the festive period

15-Dec-2014

When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.

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.

Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research

Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research

11-Nov-2014

‘This book would be relevant to any nurse with an academic interest in global health issues and politics, as well as those with a specific interest in overseas health policy, or those considering work in developing countries.’

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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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