The most important single innovation in diabetic care during the past three decades has been the increasing involvement of highly trained diabetes specialist nurses who can transform the standard of diabetic care, achieving liaison between hospital, general practitioner and patients at home, and offering a wide range of clinical and educational expertise. The Royal College of Nursing recommends that there should be one specialist nurse for a population of 50 000, and one for every 50 families with a diabetic child.
The training of nurses for diabetic care is of central importance and undertaken on specifically designed diploma and degree courses as well as at the diabetes centres themselves.
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