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Recent drug development for diabetes and obesity

09 July 2009

Primary Health Care


The development of new drugs is a long, slow and expensive process. It starts with the thorough understanding of the cellular processes affected by disease. In the...

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...

Searching for clues

12 July 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

The incidence of type 2 diabetes is growing rapidly, so knowing about its precursors could help in its prevention.

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...

Insulin use in type 2 diabetes

01 September 2005

Primary Health Care


Insulin therapy is needed by around 20 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes. Traditionally, insulin was started in a secondary care setting, and patients were...

Type 2 diabetes: a case study

01 October 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Increased prevalence of diabetes in the community has been accompanied by an increase in diabetes in hospitalised patients. About a quarter of these patients...

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

06 November 2018

Nursing Standard


Nurses commonly encounter patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus in their practice. Management of these conditions requires an in-depth knowledge of blood...

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

20 May 2019

Nursing Standard


Hyperglycaemia is a defining feature of diabetes mellitus. It involves an elevated level of glucose in the blood, which develops as a result of the body’s inability...