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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: 15/09/2017

Key Resources

Diabetes UK: resources to improve care
  • Resources and tools to help healthcare professionals and commissioners improve diabetes care.
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NICE Evidence searches
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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Royal College of Nursing (2012) Starting injectable treatment in adults with type 2 diabetes: RCN guidance for nurses, London: RCN
Children and young people with diabetes: RCN guidance for newly-appointed nurse specialists Royal College of Nursing (2013) Children and young people with diabetes: RCN guidance for newly-appointed nurse specialists, London: RCN.
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

Armstrong D (2016) Clinical care of the diabetic foot, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association Armstrong D (2016) Clinical care of the diabetic foot, Alexandria: American Diabetes Association
Dunning T (2014) Care of people with diabetes: a manual of nursing practice, Chichester: Blackwell. Dunning T (2014) Care of people with diabetes: a manual of nursing practice, Chichester: Blackwell.
Hilson R (2015) Diabetes care: a practical manual (2nd edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hilson R (2015) Diabetes care: a practical manual (2nd edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kushner R (2013) A practical manual for clinical obesity, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. Kushner R (2013) A practical manual for clinical obesity, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
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 D (2011) Practical diabetes care, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. Levy D (2011) Practical diabetes care, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Mertig R (2012) Nurses Mertig R (2012) Nurses' guide to teaching diabetes self-management, New York: Springer.
Pearce Z (2014) Type 1 diabetes: causes, treatment and potential complications, New York: Nova Science Publishers. Pearce Z (2014) Type 1 diabetes: causes, treatment and potential complications, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Scobie I (2014) Fast facts: diabetes mellitus, Abingdon: Health Press. Scobie I (2014) Fast facts: diabetes mellitus, Abingdon: Health Press.
Wass J (2014) Oxford handbook of endocrinology and diabetes, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Wass J (2014) Oxford handbook of endocrinology and diabetes, Oxford: Oxford University 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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Alan Chalkley

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