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Diabetes: how nurses can empower patients to achieve realistic lifestyle change

Enabling the individual to take responsibility for managing their condition means you no longer take the role of ‘fixer’
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Enabling the individual to take responsibility for managing their condition means you no longer take the role of ‘fixer’

Do you work with people who have diabetes or another long-term condition?

Do you advise them about changes they should make to improve their health?

Do they take your advice?

Does everyday life get in the way of their good intentions?

Who is responsible for the health outcomes of your patients?

We discuss these issues on a course designed to teach listening and empowerment skills to healthcare professionals working with people with diabetes.

Diabetes Professional Care conference

The authors will run a session in the mental health hub at the conference, to be held at Olympia in London, 29-30 October.

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