Diabetes clinical articles
People with severe mental illness die much earlier than others, often of physical comorbidities. What can – and needs to – be done to improve their physical health?
The final part in this three-part series on diabetes looks at causes, management and complications of diabetic foot ulcers. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
Part 2 of this three-part series on diabetes management describes the long-term complications of poorly controlled diabetes and how to help patients to reduce, delay or avoid them
Part 1 of this three-part series on diabetes management covers why diabetes occurs, what its warning signs are and how it is diagnosed
An Australian study has found that the rate of suicidal thoughts was seven times higher in a group 3,338 adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes than in the general population
Caring for patients with lower limb amputationSubscription
Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care
Acute kidney injury: prevention and recognitionSubscription
Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients
Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle changeSubscription
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
Managing diabetes in people with dementiaSubscription
The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration
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.