Appointment with a Diabetes Nurse
The diabetes nurse consults the patient and, if necessary, their family (or sponsor), explaining the nature of diabetes.
- the diabetes nurse teaches the patient how to use a glucometer, to perform self-monitoring, blood sugar level adjustment, and talks about hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), how to identify it, and first aid;
- the diabetes nurse teaches the patient how to inject insulin;
- the diabetes nurse teaches the patient how to follow a proper diet and to be physically active. A referral letter is required for an appointment.
Consultation is provided during appointments at the Ravi unit and the Magdaleena unit. If necessary, advice is also provided over the phone.
A referral is required for an appointment with a diabetes nurse.