diabetes

World Diabetes Day takes place every year on 14 November to raise awareness of the condition, which has physical, psychological and behavioural implications for individuals. Read our resources covering assessment, management and care of patients with diabetes.


Patients undergoing kidney dialysis have not seen much change in the treatment available

Dialysis is still a gruelling disruptive treatment that takes over a patient’s life

Diabetes care post-COVID: what you need to know

Updated NICE guidance, and the struggles patients face due to lack of contact with care teams

Supporting patients to achieve remission of type 2 diabetes

Supporting patients to achieve remission of type 2 diabetes

The link between diet, weight loss programmes and remission - and how to advise your patients

Restoring routine NHS diabetes care: the support your patients need

Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many patients struggling alone

Type 1 diabetes in children: an overview of the condition and its management

Nurses are seeing more children with type 1 diabetes: a round up of treatment and advice

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

COVID-19 and diabetes: onset and challenges in management

There is a clear correlation and bidirectional relationship between diabetes and COVID-19

Supporting the emotional well-being of patients with diabetes mellitus in primary care

Enhance your understanding of diabetes distress and major depressive disorder

What does the role of diabetes specialist nurse involve?

Qualifications you need and the pay to expect in this influential and autonomous role

Understanding the role of nutrition in preventing non-communicable diseases and supporting planetary health

How nutrition helps to prevent non-communicable diseases and support planetary health

Learn the effects of diet on metabolism and which foods to promote to patients

Optimising treatment in older people with type 2 diabetes and frailty: the role of district nurses

Optimising treatment in older people with type 2 diabetes and frailty

Acknowledging the need for district nurses to keep up to date with advances in diabetes care

Recognising and managing type 1 disordered eating in children and young people with diabetes

Type 1 disordered eating in children and young people with diabetes

Enhance your knowledge of recognising and managing type 1 disordered eating

Diabetes management at the end of life: advice for non-specialist nurses

End of life care sees a shift in focus from reaching targets to avoiding distressing symptoms

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Heel pressure ulcers: understanding why they develop and how to prevent them

Read about techniques and devices that can be used to prevent heel pressure ulcers

Diabetes distress and denial: finding ways to help patients cope with their diagnosis

For some people, diagnosis and the ensuing lifestyle changes can be overwhelming

An overview of the oral medicines used in the management of type 2 diabetes

Understand their benefits and potential side effects, and how to select them

Diabetes mellitus: an overview of the types, symptoms, complications and management

Understand the nurse’s role in managing patients with diabetes

Diabetes dos, don’ts and treatment advice: a guide for students

Your type 1 and type 2 questions answered, including how to encourage safe self-management

Social prescribing: a nurse-led pilot project in a general practice setting

Development, implementation and outcomes of a nurse-led social prescribing pilot project

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