A new edition of the ‘End of Life Diabetes Care: Clinical Care Recommendations’ has been published recently. This is the third edition of the clinical recommendations commissioned by Diabetes UK that are designed to guide clinicians to delivering the best possible care for people with diabetes at the end of their life.
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This leaflet is intended to provide information for people who have been advised to have a glucose tolerance test. It is very important to follow the guidelines given below so that your test is accurate and you don't need to repeat it.
Why is it that some patients with diabetes are able to stick to the 'straight and narrow' while others fall off the rails? I decided to look at my client group to see if I could pick up on any particular issues that made people either forget that they have diabetes, or struggle to continue to control their blood glucose levels as they had previously been doing. This article reviews what I found and offers some suggestions on how to help patients get back in control.
A study from the United States shows that sleeping problems in women are associated with a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. These sleeping disorders included ‘sleeping difficulty’, frequent snoring, sleep duration ≤6 hours, sleep apnoea or rotating shift work.
Foot ulceration in people with diabetes is an increasing problem which is costly to the NHS financially and to patients in terms of quality of life. Management is complex and involves a team approach to ensure the best results for patients.