A Pathway for the Initiation of Insulin in People with Type 2 Diabetes

November 7, 2009

Title: The Implementation of a NICE compliant Pathway of Care for the Initiation of Insulin in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: Oct 2009

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: The service is provided for the population of people with Type 2 diabetes in Newcastle within the North of Tyne Primary Care Trust. It was implemented in 2005 ot deliver the majority of diabetes care, for people with Type 2 diabetes in primary care. An integrated pathway of care included a Community Assessment Clinic (CAC) for GPs to access advice on management and referral for Insulin therapy, was also offered via a structured education programme.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Give pupils with diabetes equal access to activities

November 7, 2009

Title: Give pupils with diabetes equal access to activities

Source: Nursing Standard, 24 (1) p.10

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Date of publication: September 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: School pupils with diabetes are missing important parts of the curriculum because they are being withdrawn from physical education and other classes, the RCN claims.

Length of publication: 1 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Nurses develop diabetes education resource

November 7, 2009

Source: Nursing Times.net

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Date of publication: Oct 2009

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This article documents a new RCN accredited resource which has been developed to education practice nurses in Diabetes Type 2 therapy. The T2D zone toolkit has been developed to assist nurses in making evidence based decisions.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: More information about the initiative is available at www.T2DZone.co.uk


A model of care and service for adult patients with diabetes

November 7, 2009

Title: Development of a model of care and service specifications for adult patients with diabetes

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: Oct 2009

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: NHS Somerset have developed a model of care involving patients, clinicians, commissioners and providers. The vision is for care to be more integrated and accessible, focussing on prevention, earlier diagnosis and support for self management. The model aims to deliver an equitable service across Somerset including: community based services, seamless care, educational programmes, healthy eating and physical activity programmes, management plans, access to specialist care and equality of access and choice. The majority of care for adult diabetes patients will take place in community settings, with specialist care (level 3) being provided in acute care hospitals.

Length of publication: 1 web page