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Restoring routine NHS diabetes nursing care: what will it take?

Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many patients struggling alone, but life-saving routine care is an urgent priority, says Diabetes UK

Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have left many patients struggling alone, but life-saving routine care is an urgent priority, says Diabetes UK

Nurses have been, are and always will be key in delivering diabetes care.

From health education and medication reviews through to dialysis and wound management, they are integral to supporting people living with this serious, lifelong condition.

Diabetes care needs to be given greater priority

Nurses have faced unprecedented challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, like fellow healthcare professionals across the country. As we move towards a post-pandemic era, we know many nurses still feel exhausted, and many feel undervalued.

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