Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565724
Title:
Diabetes, hypoglycaemia and driving
Authors:
Coleman, Caitriona
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/565724
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The incidence of diabetes mellitus is rising with estimations of more than 346 million people worldwide affected.It is estimated that 193,944 people in the Republic of Ireland, or 5.6 % of the population, have diabetes.2 All patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, and up to 50% of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, require insulin treatment for the management of their condition. Many patients with Type 2 diabetes are also prescribed oral medication such as sulphonylureas’. Both insulin therapy and sulphonylurea medications have the potential for hypoglycaemia occurrence. Hypoglycaemia can have serious consequences if it occurs while driving. The majority of adult patients with diabetes mellitus are drivers.
Keywords:
DIABETES; DRIVING

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Caitrionaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-07T13:38:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-07T13:38:06Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/565724en
dc.descriptionThe incidence of diabetes mellitus is rising with estimations of more than 346 million people worldwide affected.It is estimated that 193,944 people in the Republic of Ireland, or 5.6 % of the population, have diabetes.2 All patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, and up to 50% of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, require insulin treatment for the management of their condition. Many patients with Type 2 diabetes are also prescribed oral medication such as sulphonylureas’. Both insulin therapy and sulphonylurea medications have the potential for hypoglycaemia occurrence. Hypoglycaemia can have serious consequences if it occurs while driving. The majority of adult patients with diabetes mellitus are drivers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectDIABETESen
dc.subjectDRIVINGen
dc.titleDiabetes, hypoglycaemia and drivingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
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