What to do in a diabetic emergency: understanding the warning signs and treatments
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What to do in a diabetic emergency: understanding the warning signs and treatments

Erin Dean Health journalist

Nurses in every setting need to know the symptoms and treatment for hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis

With 4.7 million people – or one in 15 – in the UK estimated to have diabetes, nurses are likely to be encounter people with the condition often.

Nursing Standard. 36, 1, 56-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.1.56.s21

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