“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.
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.
Resources and tools to help healthcare professionals and commissioners improve diabetes care.
Detailed information on the estimated and projected prevalence of diabetes, globally, by region, country and territory.
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01 Jul 2022
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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