This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

Diabetic foot

Managing the diabetic foot

Ensuring that diabetic feet do not produce complications is essential, write Melissa Blow and Annie Clothier

How to prevent amputations

Diabetes is an increasingly common long-term condition. One person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England, equating to about 700 people every day.

Managing the diabetic foot

The feet of diabetics are at risk of ulceration. Suneeta Kochhar discusses assessment and prevention in these patients.

Skin conditions in diabetics

Nearly three million people in the UK are known to have diabetes and many remain undiagnosed. Jean Watkins discusses some common presentations that can be indicators of undiagnosed diabetes.

The cleansing of chronic wounds

Routine wound cleansing can be detrimental to fragile new tissue, so it is vital to adapt a plan of care to meet the needs of the the patient, writes Menna Lloyd Jones

Read a free issue from Practice Nursing

Register to read a free issue from our sister publication, Practice Nursing.

Including articles on asthma, diabetes and more. Read your copy.


Sign up to the newsletter


Independent Nurse is the professional resource for primary care and community nurses, providing clinical articles for practice nurses and prescribers.


Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest nursing news.

Stay Connected

Stay social with Independent Nurse by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting on LinkedIn.


Need access to some of our older articles? You can view our archive, or alternatively contact us.

Contact Us

MA Healthcare Ltd.
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7738 5454
Registered in England and Wales No. 01878373

Meet the team


Find out how to contribute to Independent Nurse here.