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Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis

08 November 2012

Emergency Nurse


Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute and serious metabolic complication of type 1 diabetes. Caused by severe insulin deficiency leading to hyperglycaemia, DKA is...

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

11 May 2022

Primary Health Care


It has been recognised that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can potentially trigger the development of type 1 diabetes. Research has also found that pre-existing...

An overview of complications associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

05 June 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) and insulin resistance over time are determinants of the onset and progression of a range of complications associated...

Managing type 2 diabetes in children and young people: challenges and solutions

03 April 2023

Nursing Children and Young People

Progressive disorders

Growing numbers of children and young people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, partly due to the obesogenic environment they grow up in. The increasing prevalence...

Managing type 1 diabetes in children and young people: challenges and solutions

05 June 2023

Nursing Children and Young People

Long-term conditions

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in school-age children. Effective management and self-management at home and during school hours are essential to...

How staff surveys have prompted improvements on the wards

01 April 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

An ongoing survey tool, the Person Centred Nursing Index (PCNI), measures factors that affect nurses’ job satisfaction. Results can be used to improve work...