Registered professional nurses are available to deal with general and complicated patients with diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic nurse education involves explaining the complex nature of diabetes mellitus to the patients, giving dietary tips, talking and demonstrating techniques to do self-monitoring of glucose, capturing this data on paper or on glucometer, receiving these glucose levels and giving feedback to the patients - after thorough discussion with a with the Specialist doctor.
Explaining the possible complications of high glucose levels and the dangers and symptoms of low glucose levels (hypoglycaemia).
Demonstrating insulin injecting techniques and Hypokit for emergencies.
Referring to other specialists as part of general specialist consultation including referrals related to eye specialist (ophthalmologist), podiatrist (foot specialist) and dietitian.