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Insulin safety: avoiding mistakes and reducing risk

26 January 2018

Primary Health Care

CPD

Insulin is a powerful glucose-lowering agent which can save lives and have a significant impact on quality of life and morbidity. However, it is a frequent source of...

Insulin use in type 2 diabetes

01 September 2005

Primary Health Care

CPD

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...

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

06 November 2018

Nursing Standard

Diabetes

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...

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...

Drug treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults

29 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article outlines the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes and its complications in adults. Practical aspects of the drug options and the evidence...

Drug treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults

23 November 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article outlines the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes and its complications in adults. Practical aspects of the drug options and the evidence...

Optimising glycaemic control for patients starting insulin therapy

11 July 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

The incidence of diabetes is set to rise dramatically in the next five years so there is a growing focus on ‘shared care’ for people with diabetes, involving...

Managing diabetic ketoacidosis

28 April 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common life-threatening complication, which usually occurs in patients with type 1 diabetes, but it may also occur in those with type 2...

Non-diabetic hypoglycaemia: causes and pathophysiology

20 July 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Hypoglycaemia has many possible causes, although similar symptoms in each case can make diagnosis of the cause complex. Common early warning signs of hypoglycaemia...

An overview of diabetic ketoacidosis in children

02 February 2011

Paediatric Nursing

General

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