Category list : Insulin administration
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Part 2 of this two-part series on injection techniques describes the evidence base and procedure for administering a subcutaneous injection
Insulin errors are still a “worrying problem” in hospitals across England and Wales, according to the charity Diabetes UK, which says diabetes inpatient teams must be “fully staffed” to ensure safe care.
A device designed to help patients with diabetes safely manage their insulin can have a “dramatic” impact, with reductions in missed injections and double doses, according to nurse researchers.
Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.
Type 2 diabetes patients could help manage their blood sugar levels better through interval training, new research has found.
Reducing admissions for people with diabetesSubscription
New guidance from a group of diabetes organisations has identified how commissioners and hospital trusts can work together to reduce admissions associated with diabetes
Obesity drives 'three-fold rise' in insulin useSubscription
Insulin use has trebled over the last 20 years in the UK, driven by high rates of obesity-linked type 2 diabetes, according to a UK study.
Scientists have designed smaller needles that take the pain out of injections.
Contact lens developed to monitor blood glucoseSubscription
Google has unveiled a contact lens that could end the ordeal of millions of diabetics who jab their fingers up to 10 times a day to test their blood sugar.
Mid Staffs nurse struck off after patient deathSubscription
A former nurse at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council after she failed to ensure a diabetic patient received vital insulin medication.