Reducing the risk of complications associated with diabetes

Nurs Stand. 2009;23(25):49-55; quiz 58. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.


Complications associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to microvascular and macrovascular damage, which can have financial implications for patients and the NHS, and affect quality of life. This article discusses the identification, management and prevention of complications associated with diabetes to relieve existing symptoms and reduce further damage.

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Education, Continuing
  • Risk Reduction Behavior*
  • State Medicine
  • United Kingdom