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.
The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration.
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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“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.