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Treatment of hyperglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes

09 September 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of the lifestyle advice and drug treatment of hyperglycaemia in adults with type 2 diabetes. The value of patient education is...

Type 2 diabetes in south Asian people

02 May 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

There are many idiosyncrasies relating to the development and management of type 2 diabetes in the south Asian population. This article highlights the epidemiology...

Cognitive impairment in patients with diabetes

12 December 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are associated with major complications that shorten life expectancy. Fluctuations in the amount of glucose reaching the brain cause a...

Capillary blood glucose monitoring

30 May 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the first in a series of articles relating to clinical skills in nursing, outlines the procedure of capillary blood glucose monitoring. This is a...

Injection of support

08 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Features

The number of children arriving in A&E departments with ketoacidosis is rising and more nurse specialists are needed to help amilies and schools manage diabetes.

Care of older people with diabetes

13 September 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

The global population is ageing, and increasingly developing long-term conditions and comorbidities associated with functional changes, reduced quality of life and...

How to administer an insulin injection

13 December 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Effective insulin injection technique is essential to ensure optimal management of diabetes. Those who administer insulin should understand...

Preventing amputation in adults with diabetes: identifying the risks

03 June 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Good management of diabetes can reduce the risk of complications of the disease. When not well managed, diabetes is associated with the complications of heart...

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...

Improving diabetes care at the end of life

07 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The number of people with diabetes in the UK is increasing. Many are aged over 75 years, and this has resulted in rising numbers of patients for whom diabetes exists...