Personalised care for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes
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Personalised care for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Keith Booles Senior nurse lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shrewsbury

Type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue worldwide. It is a chronic disease that carries a significant burden for those diagnosed, and for the health services that must bear the high financial cost of treatment and management. This article explores the challenges facing patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and how those challenges are likely to affect the patient presenting in primary care. The article explores the pathophysiology of the condition, signs and symptoms, the impact of diagnosis, and how care can and should be personalised to address the needs of the individual.

Primary Health Care. 26, 2,36-41. doi: 10.7748/phc.26.2.36.s24

Correspondence

k.d.booles@staffs.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and checked using antiplagiarism software.

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 03 September 2014

Accepted: 23 September 2015