A children's nurse's role in the global development of a child with diabetes mellitus. 

J Kenny, Doris Corkin

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Abstract

The nursing care of a six year old with type 1 diabetes reveals the importance of accurate control of the condition for normal physical, emotional and cognitive development. Clearly the children's nurse can educate and support the child, parents and extended family towards achieving independence and self-care. Theoretical knowledge of normal child maturation can guide nurses to constantly adapt their modes of communication and nursing skills, so as to promote every aspect and stage of the child's growth. Prevalence of type 1 diabetes is increasing, and nurses should use their close professional involvement with patients to assist research at every opportunity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-25
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Children and Young People
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2013

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