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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: 07/08/2020

Key Resources

Royal College of Nursing (2019) Starting injectable treatments in adults with type 2 diabetes (3rd edition), London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2019) Starting injectable treatments in adults with type 2 diabetes. 3rd edn. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2018) Advanced preparation of insulin syringes for adult patients to administer at home. Guidance for nurses (3rd edition), London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2018) Advanced preparation of insulin syringes for adult patients to administer at home. Guidance for nurses. 3rd edition. 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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Diabetes UK (2017) Testing times: restrictions accessing test strips and meters for people with diabetes. London: Diabetes UK.
  • Resources and tools to help healthcare professionals and commissioners improve diabetes care.
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Diabetes UK: Healthcare policy in Wales
NICE Evidence searches
Scottish Government (2018) A healthier future; framework for the prevention, early detection and early Intervention of type 2 diabetes. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
Scottish Government (2014) Diabetes improvement plan. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
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.
Dunning T and Sinclair A J (2020) Care of people with diabetes: a manual for healthcare practice. Newark: John Wiley and Sons. 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.
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.
Mertig R (2012) Nurses' guide to teaching diabetes self-management, New York: Springer. Mertig R (2012) Nurses' guide to teaching diabetes self-management. New York: Springer.
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.
Scobie I (2014) Fast facts: diabetes mellitus, Abingdon: Health Press. Scobie I (2014) Fast facts: diabetes mellitus. Abingdon: Health Press.
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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