This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.
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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses
Keith Booles, Senior nurse lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shrewsbury.
The challenges facing patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in primary care are discussed in this module.
Type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue worldwide. It is a chronic disease that carries a significant burden for those diagnosed, and for the health services that must bear the high financial cost of treatment and management. This module explores the challenges facing patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and how those challenges are likely to affect the patient presenting in primary care. The pathophysiology of the condition, signs and symptoms, the impact of diagnosis, and how care can and should be personalised to address the needs of the individual are discussed.