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Diabetes

“Diabetes is a common condition affecting all aspects of an individual’s life. Associated complications can be costly and have a significant effect on the person's quality of life. With the help and support of nursing staff the condition can be managed. Self-management skills are an essential part of diabetes care for every patient.” (RCN, 2012, Diabetes essentials). Use this guide to find information resources about diabetes including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 14/06/2022

Key Resources

Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2021) Advanced preparation of insulin syringes for adult patients to administer at home. London: RCN.
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2019) Starting injectable treatments in adults with type 2 diabetes. 3rd edn. London: RCN.
RCN and RCNi Diabetes essentials
  • This resource is designed to provide an overview of the core concepts of diabetes, diagnosis and current treatments, your role and responsibilities in regard to treating people living with diabetes.
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Diabetes UK: resources to improve care
  • Resources and tools to help healthcare professionals and commissioners improve diabetes care.
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Hawkes R E, Cameron E, Cotterill S, Bower P and French D P (2020) The NHS diabetes prevention programme: an observational study of service delivery and patient experience, BMC health services research, 20(1), pp. 1098-1098.
International Diabetes Foundation: IDF Diabetes Atlas
  • Detailed information on the estimated and projected prevalence of diabetes, globally, by region, country and territory.
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Scottish Government (2021) Diabetes care: diabetes improvement plan. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
Scottish Government (2018) A healthier future; framework for the prevention, early detection and early Intervention of type 2 diabetes. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Valabhji J, Barron E, Bradley D and others (2020) Early outcomes from the English National Health Service diabetes prevention programme, Diabetes Care, 43(1), pp. 152-160.
World Health Organization: Diabetes
We would like to thank the RCN Diabetes member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Childs B (2017) Complete nurse's guide to diabetes care (3rd edition), Arlington: American Diabetes Association. Childs B (2017) Complete nurse's guide to diabetes care. 3rd edn. Arlington: American Diabetes Association.
Davidson T (2020) What you need to know about diabetes. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO LLC. Davidson T (2020) What you need to know about diabetes. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO LLC.
care of people with diabetes Dunning T and Sinclair A J (2020) Care of people with diabetes: a manual for healthcare practice. Newark: John Wiley and Sons.
Hilson R (2015) Diabetes care: a practical manual (2nd edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hilson R (2015) Diabetes care: a practical manual. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Klonoff D C, Kerr D and Mulvaney S A (2020) Diabetes Digital Health. San Diego: Elsevier. Klonoff D C, Kerr D and Mulvaney S A (2020) Diabetes Digital Health. San Diego: Elsevier.
Lamster I (2014) Diabetes Mellitus and oral health: an interprofessional approach, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Lamster I (2014) Diabetes mellitus and oral health: an interprofessional approach. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Levy type 1 diabetes Levy D (2016) Type 1 diabetes. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Rees, A (2017) Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Rees, A (2017) Clinical endocrinology and diabetes at a glance. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Sinclair A and others (editors) (2017) Diabetes in old age (4th edition), Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Sinclair A and others (eds.) (2017) Diabetes in old age. 4th edn. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Veves A, Giurini J M and Guzman R J (2019) The diabetic foot: medical and surgical management. 4th edn. Cham: Humana Press Veves A, Giurini J M and Guzman R J (2019) The diabetic foot: medical and surgical management. 4th edn. Cham: Humana Press.
 Wadden T A and Bray G A (2018) Handbook of obesity treatment. New York: Guilford Press. Wadden T A and Bray G A (2018) Handbook of obesity treatment. New York: Guilford Press.

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Journal articles

Journals

Journals of interest for diabetes. Use these links to see details of availability.

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Upcoming events relating to this subject guide

  • 01 Jul 2022 Online

    An Introduction to Diabetes seminar - FULLY BOOKED

    The aims of this morning seminar are to give a basic understanding of diabetes and management, including Hypoglycaemia, Hyperglycaemia, and Carbohydrate awareness. This event is suitable for all members of the nursing team: registered nurses, Health Care Support Workers/ Health Care Assistants, and nursing students working in the NHS or Independent Health & Social Care Sector.

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