Welcome to this RCN resource on diabetes care which signposts quality resources which can be used by nursing staff and by people with diabetes, their families and carers, to support and improve care.
Most nurses, health care assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs), whatever their practice area will care for people with diabetes. The resource supports Principle F of the RCN Principles of Nursing Practice in pointing to sources of information which will help you to update your knowledge and skills in order to provide the care appropriate to the needs of the individual.
The different types of resources signposted include national standards and guidelines, evidence digests and guidance and initiatives both on specific aspects of diabetes and its management, and also those that focus on diabetes care for particular populations and contexts of care.
The structure of the resource enables you to focus easily on a particular aspect of diabetes care or a particular area of practice. For further information see About this resource.
This signposting resource complements a learning area published by the RCN Learning Zone in December 2012. Diabetes essentials is designed to provide an overview of the core concepts of diabetes; diagnosis and current treatments, and roles and responsibilities in regard to treating patients with diabetes.
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