IT’S TIME TO PRIORITISE THE ROLE OF
NURSES IN DIABETES CARE
people are living
Nurses play a vital role in helping people with diabetes understand their condition and howto live with it.
More education and funding is needed to enable nurses to support people living with diabetes.
According to the World
Health Organization (WHO):
- Nurses account for 59 % % of health professionals
- 6 million more nurses are required to make up the global shortfall
- The number of trained and employed nurses needs to grow by 8 % a year to overcome shortages by 2030
WHY NURSES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE FOR DIABETES
From helping to diagnose diabetes early to ensure prompt treatment to providing self-management training and psychological support, nurses help people with diabetes manage their condition to prevent life-changing complications.
Significant investment is needed to:
- Improve nursing education
- Recruit and retain nurses
- Equip nurses to deliver diabetes care
IDF is urging national governments to provide more education and funding to equip nurses with the skills to support people living with diabetes.
With the right expertise, nurses can make the difference for those affected.