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More than 500 nurses attended TREND-UK’s recent National Annual Conferences where diabetes in older people and cardiovascular outcome trials were discussed. Just like in previous years the free, CPD-accredited event was held in two different locations to make access for attendees easier. Delegates attended presentations from several leading healthcare professionals from the field of diabetes, including Dr...
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A team of nursing experts responsible for developing the original diabetes injection recommendations has formed with a remit to continue the dissemination of good practice. The initiative ‘Injection Technique Matters (ITM) – Best Practice in Diabetes Care’ will be launched at this year’s Diabetes Professional Care conference, taking place at Olympia London on November 14 and 15. The...
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A new online information resource for people with type 1 diabetes has been launched by NHS England. It was created in collaborative with Diabetes UK⁩ and a group of people who have the condition and, as well as providing a bank of information and advice, it also signposts to other useful websites. Housed on the NHS.uk...
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A guide advising healthcare professionals on the best language to use when communicating with people with diabetes has been published by NHS England. The publication Language Matters: Language and Diabetes aims to reduce any potential negativity from doctors and nurses in interactions with people living by providing practical guidance. It includes examples of the most appropriate language to...
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TREND-UK members are invited to a study day entitled ‘Complex Diabetes’ including autonomic neuropathy and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency taking place in Birmingham at the Crowne Plaza, City Centre on June 29, 2018. A similar meeting held in London in January 2018 was really well evaluated. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn more about...
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TREND-UK has contributed to an updated set of clinical recommendations designed to improve the care of people with diabetes at the end of their life. The third edition of the ‘End of Life Diabetes Care: Clinical Care Recommendations’ has been published to reflect latest evidence. It has been commissioned by Diabetes UK and developed by ABCD and Diabetes Frail alongside...
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Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave has helped to promote two of our new leaflets on social media. The former rower, who has type 2 diabetes, said Managing Mealtime Insulin and Type 1 diabetes: What to do when you are ill were “handy literature”. Sir Steve mentioned the leaflets on a tweet, providing a link to The Diabetes Times which...
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The forthcoming dates for TREND-UK’s National Annual Conference have been announced. Once again, the event will be held in two different locations to make access for attendees easier. This year one of the conferences will be held in Solihull at the St Johns Hotel on Friday, October 5. London’s Radisson Blu Portman Hotel is the...
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We would like to wish all of our members a Happy New Year and all the best for the year ahead. Thank you for your support during 2017, we look forward to working together in 2018 to improve diabetes care through nursing. Kind regards Debbie, Jill and June
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The topic of recruitment and retention of diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) was discussed at the recent All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes meeting. TREND-UK, a leading organisation for diabetes nurses, got the opportunity to voice their concerns about the specialist role and how there is currently no single defining qualification for the job. Debbie Hicks, Jill...
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