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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

20.12.16: A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.
24.11.16: England’s chief nurse officer, Jane Cummings, has spoken out to people with newly diagnosed diabetes and raised awareness of difference between Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
13.09.16: Nearly one million people are unaware that they have diabetes, PHE has said
08.09.16: BME groups are less likely to be aware of diabetes education programmes, the Care Quality Commission has found
07.09.16: The health secretary has announced a “move towards self-diagnosis” in the NHS with a new online symptom-checker.

Latest diabetes clinical articles

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.
Friday 1 May 2015
Sufferers of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control, which could last up to three years
Friday 30 January 2015
Now information prescriptions are launching nationwide on EMIS and I would urge practice nurses and others in primary care to adopt them as soon as possible
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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