A nurse’s guide to insulin


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Nursing Standard Podcast


Why is insulin so important to the body and what’s its role in type 1 and 2 diabetes?2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a breakthrough which has saved the lives of millions of people.In this episode Paula Mayo, a lecturer in diabetes care at University of Leeds’ school of healthcare, answers key questions for nurses about insulin therapy.She speaks to Nursing Standard senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett about the different types of insulin, the safety implications when administering it and the impact of diet and exercise on blood glucose levels.Ms Mayo also reviews clinical articles on diabetes for Nursing Standard.For more episodes of the Nursing Standard podcast, visit rcni.com/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.