Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes
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Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes

Jill Hill Diabetes nurse consultant, Birmingham East and North PCT, Birmingham

Complications associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to microvascular and macrovascular damage, which can have financial implications for patients and the NHS, and affect quality of life. This article discusses the identification, management and prevention of complications associated with diabetes to relieve existing symptoms and reduce further damage.

Nursing Standard. 23, 25,49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.02.23.25.49.c6832

Correspondence

jill.hill@benpct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review