Opinion and book reviews
Obesity in the UK is rising to epidemic levels, with reports suggesting that, by 2025, four out of 10 people in the UK will be obese. Rising obesity is linked with an increase in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Driving quality in diabetes careSubscription
A new generation of Point of Care blood glucose testing meters with wireless connectivity to the hospital’s IT systems is raising the quality of data collected andspeeding up nurse’s access to blood glucose results therefore improving patient safety and care.
This advertorial was sponsored by Novo Nordisk. The content was approved by the sponsoring company and the author prior to publication.Prior to 1985, insulin administration for people with diabetes meant using a large glass syringe and a reusable needle, both of which had to be sterilised by boiling.
Anne Marshall tells us how healing the mind can help heal the body.
'There is so much changing here all the time. And every time I’ve got itchy feet, I’ve had a promotion'Subscription
Caroline Cassels supervises more than 100 staff, oversees many departments - and finds time for direct care.
We talk to Debbie Hicks, nurse consultant in diabetes at NHS Enfield Community Services, who qualified in 1981, and has worked in diabetes care since 1990
This week sees three contrasting reports on the role of specialist nurses in the NHS.
Anne Cooper has lived with diabetes most of her life, she has seen technology revolutionise care but still wants more to change
Martin Bradley, chief nursing office for Northern Ireland, believes nurses and midwives should be involved in policy and commissioning
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