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Diabetes Resource Centre

Diabetes Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Diabetes Resource Centre brings you the latest news and clinical developments in diabetes to help you diagnose and treat patients, and support them in self-managing their condition.

With the diabetes population currently at around 2.5 million in the UK, frontline healthcare professionals face increasing pressure to deliver and develop programmes to deal with a condition that has the potential to overwhelm the health service. The complications of diabetes, which include cardiovascular disease, kidney failure and stroke, can be serious and costly, and much of the expenditure on diabetes relates to the management of complications.

Margaret Stubbs is the blogger for the Nursing in Practice diabetes resource centre. She is a Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse working for the Surrey Downs CCG. she ... more

Latest diabetes news

23.05.17: New drugs to treat type 2 diabetes may soon become available which are safer and more effective, with reduced side effects and the need for insulin injections, research has revealed.
23.05.17: For the first time, the NHS has commissioned a health app to help patients with type 2 diabetes.
23.05.17: Patients with type 1 diabetes who use Lucozade drinks to treat hypoglycaemia should be made aware of changes to the drink’s glucose content.
28.04.17: NHS England’s chief nursing officer Jane Cummings on nursing associates, the nursing bursary and why everyone should be grateful to practice nurses.
21.03.17: In the UK, approximately 700,000 women per year give birth. Some 5% of these women have diabetes; of those 87.5% have gestational diabetes (GDM), 7.5% have type 1 diabetes and 5% have type 2.

Latest diabetes clinical articles

Friday 28 April 2017
NHS England’s chief nursing officer Jane Cummings on nursing associates, the nursing bursary and why everyone should be grateful to practice nurses.
Thursday 9 March 2017
How can nurses help patients to understand and manage this disease?
Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
Thursday 28 January 2016
Less than a third of young people with type 1 diabetes are receiving all eight care processes that NICE says they should get, a new audit has revealed
Tuesday 1 September 2015
I am sure many of you have heard or seen the news about diabetes and the cost it is to the NHS. Diabetes takes up one tenth of the NHS budget – £10 billion.
Type 1 diabetes in adults and children

In collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Nursing in Practice brings you a series of special bulletins featuring an overview of guidance for healthcare professionals.

Click here to access the guidance on Type 1 diabetes in adults and children.

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Monday 27 September 2010
The prevalence of diabetes is not decreasing, and since it would appear that the profession is doing all it can to reduce and manage the incidence of diabetes, what more can be done?

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