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Promoting kidney health in people with type 2 diabetes: part 2

Secondary prevention aims to minimise the effect of the disease by timely diagnosis using screening before any serious and long-lasting damage has occurred (Karunathilake and Ganegoda, 2018). The use...

Promoting kidney health in people with type 2 diabetes: part 1

CKD is described as abnormalities in kidney function or structure, present in individuals for >3 months in or those with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of <60 ml/min/1.73m2 on at least...

Supporting women with diabetes before, during and after pregnancy

The duration of my relationships with many women – where diabetes is the cause of conceptual complications – can sometimes extend to a period of diabetes management that lasts up to 2 years or more....

The role of diabetes specialist nurses in secondary care settings

Precise routines will vary, but DSNs will review referrals made by ward-based staff, and triage these, so that some will be reviewed by doctors and others by nurses. The types of referrals cover the...

Holistic care of patients with diabetic foot ulcers during the COVID-19 era: integration of Henderson's Need Theory

This review used online databases including Scopus, SAGE, SpringerLink, ProQuest, PubMed, CINAHL, and Google Scholar.

Are adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at a greater risk of developing depression? Integrative literature review

This review used the framework of population, intervention/issue and outcome (PIO) to generate the research question (Table 1). Whiffin (2020) suggested that a well-designed research question can be...

Monitoring of blood glucose levels, ketones and insulin bolus advice using 4SURE products and app-based technology

The 4SURE blood glucose meter (4SURE Smart, NIPRO (Figure 2)) and the combined blood glucose and blood ketone meter (4SURE Smart Duo (Figure 3)) both exceed the updated ISO standards and are simple to...

Development and validation of a pocket guide for the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers

This study is based on evidence-based nursing practice and takes a methodological approach. The development and validation of the management model complies with the principles of the International...

An ideal pathway when diagnosing type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels. T1DM develops when the...

Diabetes care in secondary care

One side-effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the rise in diabetes-related referrals to diabetes specialist care teams by non-specialists, unfamiliar with inpatient diabetes management, which is a...

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