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Noticeboard Do you ever wonder if other people are doing the same as you and that you might just be re-inventing the wheel? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Now is your chance to find out by using the Noticeboard section in the Journal of Diabetes Nursing. As a member of the journal’s editorial board, I have for some […]

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Levels of care: why planning is important

Levels of care: why planning is important Maggie Watkinson As time progresses and the magical 2013, when the National Service Framework (NSF) for diabetes has to be implemented in full, draws nearer more and more documents designed to help with the improvement of services for people with diabetes are published. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the […]

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Nurse specialist care improved glycaemic control

Nurse specialist care improved glycaemic control 1 As the prevalence rate of diabetes increases, a solution to safeguard high quality diabetes care could be to allocate care to the nurse specialist. 2 This study evaluated the effects on patient outcomes of a shared care model with the diabetes nurse as main care provider for patients […]

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Telemedicine as an educational tool

Telemedicine as an educational tool 1 The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether diabetes education can be provided as effectively through telemedicine technology as an in-person encounter with a diabetes nurse and nutrition educator. 2 A total of 56 adults with diabetes were randomised to receive diabetes education in person or via […]

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Weight management and type 2 diabetes

Weight management and type 2 diabetes Christina Merryfield Introduction There are 1.4 million people in the UK who are diagnosed with diabetes and a further estimated I million who have not been diagnosed. This figure is set to double by 2010, mainly due to the rising trend in obesity in the population. Weight management is […]

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Agenda for Change: how will the new structure affect you?

Agenda for Change: how will the new structure affect you? Mike Smith Introduction The Whitley Industrial Relations system and more recently, the Clinical Grading system, have been heavily criticised for their structure, complexity, lack of flexibility and failure to offer equal value to workers within the NHS. Agenda for Change aims to reform the current […]

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Clarification of nursing roles will provide an opportunity for development

Clarification of nursing roles will provide an opportunity for development Maggie Watkinson This article by Daly and Carnwell provides some food for thought about roles within diabetes nursing. The article helpfully demonstrates that the difficulties found by diabetes nurses in relation to these roles (in addition to titles and responsibilities) and the debates that have […]

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Where research becomes audit: where’s the boundary?

Where research becomes audit: where’s the boundary? Vivien Coates INTRODUCTION In this series of articles about research in diabetes nursing, a range of research designs and associated issues have been considered. In this final paper the differences between research and audit will be considered. In particular some of the issues encountered lie in the grey […]

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Noticeboard Debbie Hicks Do you ever wonder if other people are doing the same as you and that you might just be reinventing the wheel?’ [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Now is your chance to find out by using the new Noticebaord section in the Journal of Diabetes Nursing. As a member of the journal’s editorial board, I […]

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assessment and treatment in diabetes

Erectile dysfunction: assessment and treatment in diabetes Lesley S. Mills Introduction Erectile dysfunction is the inability to obtain or maintain a sufficient erection for penetration and/or sexual activity (NIH, 1993). This is a dysfunction that is secondary to a primary cause that may be either physical or psychogenic. In many instances it is a combination […]