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Subcutaneous insulin injection technique

07 May 2003

Nursing Standard


Insulin injection technique has far greater bearing on glycaemic control than is often recognised. This article discusses the optimal needle length for different...

Diabetic emergencies in adults

28 July 2004

Nursing Standard


In this article the author discusses three diabetic emergencies: diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar non-ketotic syndrome and hypoglycaemia, which all require prompt...

Patient care at diagnosis: a planned education approach

24 March 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The diagnosis of diabetes can have a deep and long-lasting effect on patients’ lives. The care and support they receive at this time is of the utmost importance in...

Managing type 1 diabetes in childhood and adolescence

09 July 2008

Nursing Standard


This article provides an overview of the challenges of managing type 1 diabetes in childhood and adolescence, from diagnosis through to transition from paediatric to...

The role of obesity in the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Abstract The onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with various modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, including lifestyle factors. Obesity is the...

An overview of diabetic ketoacidosis

17 November 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. It highlights the signs, symptoms and acute...

An overview of diabetes

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Healthcare professionals in all settings increasingly encounter people with diabetes. Suboptimal control of diabetes may have harmful effects on multiple systems in...

Metformin-associated lactic acidosis

03 September 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

This article discusses the case of a 68-year-old emergency department patient with hypoglycaemia, hypotension, unconsciousness and a severe metabolic acidosis. It...

Drug treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults

29 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article outlines the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes and its complications in adults. Practical aspects of the drug options and the evidence...

Diabetes in pregnancy

06 March 2002

Nursing Standard


A number of risk factors exist for pregnant women with diabetes and their babies. Collaborative care can ensure that women with pre-existing diabetes, and those who...
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