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Managing care in the community for patients with type 2 diabetes

Diabetes, particularly type 2, is a major and growing health problem, yet it is a condition that is managed to a very large extent in primary care by practice nurses. Given this burden of care, we sought to explore the perceptions of nurses, both practice nurses, and specialist diabetes nurses who are predominantly based in secondary care, regarding their current and future role in the management and care of people with type 2 diabetes.

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