Diabetes is a complicated debilitating disorder and nurses play a crucial role in helping a patient manage it. Nurses currently account for over half of the global health workforce. Before a patient sees a doctor, nurses can assess their condition in detail. Nurses can identify nutritional imbalances, disturbed sensory perceptions and infections and provide much-needed care.
Diabetes is essentially a self-managed disease and therefore requires patients to have a degree of autonomy and motivation to successfully perform optimal self-management. Nurses can provide autonomy support to their patients to enhance their success in disease management behaviours. They can play a key role in educating patients about the disease and how to manage it effectively, helping them in understanding and sticking to a treatment regime, and determining the right dose and way of administration of insulin. They can also educate patients about diabetes and its complications, self-care and necessary treatments.
We at Biocon Biologics interacted with a few nurses across various hospitals and clinics in India to get their insights on how a person with diabetes can better manage her condition.
The nurses and diabetes educators shared their experience of dealing with diabetes patients and offered some really useful tips.
We are grateful to these nurses for their services to people with diabetes and thank they for coming forward to share their expertise despite having busy schedules.
This year, the theme for World Diabetes Day 2020 was ‘The Nurse and Diabetes’ to raise awareness around the crucial role that nurses play in supporting people living with diabetes.
Biocon Biologics is supporting IDF’s WDD 2020 campaign that focuses on promoting the role of nurses in the prevention and management of diabetes.