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Aileen Rohan from the INMO library team suggests some useful resources and INMO workshops available on diabetes care

Diabetes is a serious life-long disease for individuals and unlike other chronic diseases, it cannot be cured, but only controlled. Control of the complications of diabetes is essential to the quality of life of affected people.

The health services spend large amounts of funding on diabetes care, particularly in the area of treating complications. Better management and control of diabetes, together with early detection and treatment of complications will reduce complications, bringing both benefit to the individual and to the health services.

The Professional Development Centre has put together Diabetes Workshops focusing on the assessment, care and management of diabetes patients. Further information is available on the INMO website (www.inmo.ie) and bookings can be made by telephoning: 01-6640641/2.

Below are some of the more important national documents from the HSE on the management of diabetes as well as some recent articles on research studies about diabetes from Irish authors.

Important HSE documents

  • HSE (2008). A Practical Guide to Integrated Type 2 Diabetes Care
  • HSE West (2009). Diabetes Resource Manual, 2nd Edition
  • HSE (2010). Guidelines for the Management of Pre-gestational and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus from Pre-conception to the Post natal Period
  • HSE (2011). Nursing practice in foot screening and education of the patient with diabetes in foot care is guided by the National Diabetes Programme Model of Care for the Diabetic Foot

Other articles

  • Gallagher, N, Bennett, K, Smith, S M, O’Reilly, D. (2014). Impact of two different health systems on the burden of type 2 diabetes. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. 19(2): 69-76
  • McDermott, A M, Kidd, P, Gately, M, Casey, R, Burke, H, O’Donnell, P, Kirrane, F, Dinneen, S F, O’Brien, T. (2013) Restructuring of the Diabetes Day Centre: a pilot lean project in a tertiary referral centre in the West of Ireland. BMJ Quality and Safety. 22 (8): 681-8.
  • Begley, T. (2013) Transition to adult care for young people with long-term conditions. British Journal of Nursing. 22(9): 506-11
  • Kelly, S, Dolan, C, Hurley, L, Kelly, L, Garrow, A, O’Shea, E, Glynn, L, Dinneen, S. (2010). Prevalence of diabetic foot complications in the west of Ireland: a pilot study. Diabetic Foot Journal. 13(2): 82-91
  • Turns, M. (2012). The diabetic foot: an overview for community nurses. British Journal of Community Nursing. 17(9): 422-433

Literature searching service
If you are looking for a specific policy or guideline, or if you need to update current policies, INMO library staff can assist by undertaking the search on your behalf. Simply phone or email the library at any time and staff will take some details on what you are looking for. This costs €6.

One2One information retrieval training
One2One training is on offer to assist you in searching the internet and electronic databases in order to find the relevant information. This is a skill which is extremely useful for the rest of your career for professional development and career advancement.

To avail of training for yourself or a small group, just contact us to make an appointment.

Diabetes workshops

Professional Development Centre, INMO HQ

  • May 26, 2014: Advanced Diabetes Management – 5 CEUs
  • June 11, 2014: Diabetes Management in Care of the Elderly – 5 CEUs
  • July 8, 2014: Assessment and Management of the Diabetic Foot – 5 CEUs
  • July 17, 2014: Nursing Management of Diabetes Complications – 5 CEUs

These courses can be provided on site in your own facilities. For details, Tel: 01 6640641/2 or email:marian@inmo.ie

These workshops are Category 1 approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

Contact the library
The library staff can be contacted directly from 8.30am-5pm from Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am-4.30pm on Friday. Tel: 01 6640614 or email:library@inmo.ie

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