Empowering nurses to educate people with diabetes in correct insulin injection technique
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Empowering nurses to educate people with diabetes in correct insulin injection technique

Debbie Hicks Nurse consultant, Diabetes, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, London, England

As diabetes becomes a global concern, an international congress of 183 diabetes experts from 54 countries has produced a set of international recommendations for optimum insulin injection technique. The recommendations cover diabetes injection technique and its complications including needle length, site rotation, lipohypertrophy and how to prevent them, as well as the role of the healthcare professional in educating patients on best practice.

Primary Health Care. 27, 10,21-23. doi: 10.7748/phc.2017.e1301

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debbie.hicks@enfield.nhs.uk

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Conflict of interest

Debbie Hicks is chair of FIT UK (Forum for Injection Technique) which is sponsored by BD

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Received: 10 April 2017

Accepted: 28 May 2017