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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

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

With more than 4.9 million people in the UK living with diabetes, nursing students are highly likely to come into contact with patients with the condition.

However, students can often find diabetes a difficult and confusing area of study and practice, which is understandable given the complexity of the disease.

Diabetes requires careful management

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the care and management of diabetes, but if not managed properly it can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, gum disease, diabetic retinopathy and foot problems that may

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