Key principles of care for patients with diabetes
General practice nurses (GPNs) are often responsible for diagnosing, managing and reviewing people with long-term conditions. This article considers the key principles of care for an individual with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Diabetes UK has developed a guide for people with diabetes, so that they know what care they should expect from their clinical teams (Diabetes UK, 2017a). These '5 Healthcare Essentials' provide the basis for this article.