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Time to Take Action on Sugar During Sugar Awareness Week

Excess sugar intake is linked to tooth decay and increases the risk of weight gain which can mean a higher likelihood of living with overweight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. We, as a population from young children to older people, are exceeding our daily maximum sugar intakes by double or even three times what we should be eating.

The Nurse and Diabetes Care

For World Diabetes Day, Professor Andrew Boulton of the International Diabetes Federation explains the importance of nurses in managing the condition

Taking diabetes seriously

Making excellent diabetes care an integral part of general practice is something all primary care staff should take responsibility for, writes Lynne Priest.

Largest ever Type 2 awareness campaign

The scale of the challenge of diabetes is frightening. By 2025 there are projected to be five million people in the UK with diabetes - the vast majority with Type 2.

Help reduce sharps injuries in diabetes

Health workers in diabetes care settings are at risk of sharps injuries, but most are preventable via elective training, safer working procedures and safety-engineered medical devices.

Start with minor ailments in self-care

Tackling long-term conditions is not an easy task. With an ageing population, it will increasingly fall on nurses to be a lead health professional in the ongoing care of chronic problems, such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary di

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