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How to monitor blood glucose

27 January 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points Capillary blood glucose monitoring is an essential component of diabetes care. Blood glucose tests provide important information about how...

Blood glucose monitoring and management in acute stroke care

08 January 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for stroke. Concerns have been raised that adults with acute stroke, irrespective of whether or not they have a history of...

Managing diabetic ketoacidosis

04 May 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common life-threatening complication, which usually occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it may also occur in those with type 2...

Managing diabetic ketoacidosis

28 April 2010

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CPD

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common life-threatening complication, which usually occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it may also occur in those with type 2...

Prescribing in type 2 diabetes: choices and challenges

06 October 2010

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Art & Science

There has been a significant increase in the choice of agents to control blood glucose levels recently. Although the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

Non-diabetic hypoglycaemia: causes and pathophysiology

20 July 2011

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Art & Science

Hypoglycaemia has many possible causes, although similar symptoms in each case can make diagnosis of the cause complex. Common early warning signs of hypoglycaemia...

Diabulimia: how eating disorders can affect adolescents with diabetes

10 September 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Adherence to self-management and medication regimens is required to achieve optimal blood glucose control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Non-adherence...

Blood glucose monitoring in diabetes

05 March 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

While the prevalence of all types of chronic conditions is increasing, diabetes is one of the few long-term conditions that individuals can successfully manage and...

Capillary blood glucose monitoring

30 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the first in a series of articles relating to clinical skills in nursing, outlines the procedure of capillary blood glucose monitoring. This is a...

Assessment and management of patients with diabetic foot ulcers

06 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes. Patients need to be informed of the effects of poorly managed diabetes and appropriate care to prevent...