Managing diabetes in older people needs special care

November 7, 2012

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication:  Oct 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This practice commentary discusses why care home staff need to understand the effects of diabetes and how to recognise any problems to ensure that older people (who are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes as they age) receive the care they need.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

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Source: NursingTimes.net


Audit of care home diabetes care starts

October 7, 2012

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication:  August 2012

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: More than a quarter of care home residents are believed to have diabetes. This audit of procedures and practice in care homes will underpin future quality standards which will be used by the Care Quality Commission.

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Source: NHS Networks


One care home resident admitted to hospital every 25 minutes

December 7, 2010

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The report, ‘Diabetes in care homes – Awareness, screening, training’, found that one care home resident with diabetes is admitted to hospital every 25 minutes and that six out of ten care homes in England, that have residents with diabetes, fail to provide any training to their staff about the condition.

Length of publication: 29p pdf