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Ocular complications associated with diabetes mellitus

12 March 2008

Nursing Standard


Diabetes is a progressive disease that may adversely affect healthy functioning of the body. The eyes are often indicators of systemic disease and are particularly...

An overview of diabetic ketoacidosis in children

02 February 2011

Paediatric Nursing


Identifying the causation and development of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) helps in understanding the signs, symptoms, care and complications of cerebral oedema. Its...

Factors that affect adolescents’ adherence to diabetes treatment

11 February 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

There is strong evidence suggesting young people with type 1 diabetes experience difficulties adhering to their treatment regimens. The purpose of this literature...

Type 2 diabetes: an epidemic in children

01 March 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are developing type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of this condition include obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, insulin resistance...

Congruence between the Indian Diabetes Risk Score and Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment tool screening in Asian-Indians

01 November 2013

Nurse Researcher

Risk prediction

Aim To evaluate the performance of the simplified Indian Diabetes Risk Score (IDRS) and the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment (AUSDRISK) instruments in...

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...

Blood glucose monitoring and management in acute stroke care

08 January 2014

Nursing Standard


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...

Preventing foot complications in people with diabetes mellitus

28 June 2019

Nursing Standard


‘Diabetic foot’ is a term used to describe a group of syndromes in which neuropathy and/or ischaemia lead to tissue breakdown and reduced resistance to infection in...

Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard


Working in partnership with patients to achieve optimal nutritional status, regardless of their underlying condition, is an important aspect of nursing care. This...