Diabetes is an important public health problem that seriously affects the lives of patients and their relatives and requires mandatory lifestyle changes.
Drawing attention to the fact that the importance of diabetes nursing is becoming more and more understood in our country in order to minimize the effects of life-long diabetes and increase the quality of life, President of the Diabetes Nursing Association and Hasan Kalyoncu University SBF Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Nermin Olgun said, “The most important role of a diabetes nurse is diabetes education. Diabetes education is an important element that improves the quality of diabetes care, enables the individual to achieve individual management and is very important for diabetic patients; "It helps the individual to become conscious."
Boehringer Ingelheim, Turkey, in November 2020 - Diabetes reduces the quality of life due to complications, blindness, coronary artery disease, kidney failure, a serious disease that may have unintended consequences, such as diabetic foot. It is of utmost importance to acquire healthy living habits against this disease and to know what patients should pay attention in the process of fighting diabetes. Diabetes nursing, whose importance in our country is becoming more and more understood every day, plays a major role in achieving these gains and facilitating the lives of diabetic patients. For this reason, the year 2020 was declared the "International Nursing Year" by the World Health Organization, as Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday. Again, the International Diabetes Federation (UDF) accepted this year as the "Diabetes and Nurse" year to draw attention to the importance of nursing and diabetes education in diabetes and announced the theme as "Nurse Makes a Difference in Diabetes Care".
"Patients who receive diabetes training are more successful in controlling diabetes"
Drawing attention to the fact that patients who receive diabetes education are more successful in controlling diabetes, President of the Diabetes Nursing Association and Hasan Kalyoncu University SBF Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Nermin Olgun said, “Diabetes patients need the assistance of diabetes nurses in care and treatment. The important thing here is to get a proper diabetes education. This education should be determined according to the characteristics of diabetes patients, the purpose of the education and the education method. The biggest responsibility in this regard falls to the nurses. Nurses play an important role in determining patients' educational needs and gaining the ability to control their diabetes ”.
"Diabetes nurse provides necessary training to patients and their relatives in preventing complications"
Stating that diabetes nurses take all practices related to care and treatment of patients into account, Olgun; “Among the duties of the diabetes nurse; to follow care and treatment, to determine the need for education and care, to take part in the care of patients, to provide counseling on matters needed to improve the quality of life, to support the self-management of patients, to manage the treatment determined by the physician, to play a role in the development of education programs on diabetes at all levels and There are critical points such as gaining knowledge and skills about health advice and social rights that they will need in daily life. "The important thing here is to follow the patients regularly and to provide the necessary training to patients and their relatives in preventing complications."
"Education is the cornerstone of diabetes treatment"
Drawing attention to the fact that diabetes education is the cornerstone of diabetes according to the World Health Organization and has a vital importance in the integration of patients with the society, Olgun diabetes education; “Education, Dr. As Eliot Joslin points out, diabetes is not part of the treatment, on the contrary, it is the treatment itself. His aim is to make the diabetic individual feel better, to protect the patient from possible side effects by controlling the disease better, to reduce the treatment costs, to reduce the treatment errors and to contribute to the patient's ability to use the new technology ”.
What should diabetics pay attention to in daily life?
Underlining that there are issues that diabetic patients should pay attention to on a routine basis, Olgun said, “Patients should fully comply with the treatment, should not give up healthy lifestyle habits, should carry their diabetes ID cards with them, gain insulin application skills, and should not forget the things to pay attention to about the diabetic foot. "Missing even one of these important points can lead to the development of diabetes-related complications," he warned.
"As a company focusing on diabetes treatment, we are aware of the importance of diabetes nursing"
Nearly all of Boehringer Ingelheim's world, indicating that the effects of a diabetes at the beginning of the most important challenges Boehringer Ingelheim Turkey Metabolism Business Unit Director Arif Arrow; “As an R&D-focused company that carries out sustainable projects to raise awareness of this disease and works to offer future treatments to all Type 2 diabetes patients in our country, we offer breakthrough treatments that change lives in Type 2 diabetes to the service of Turkish medicine. "We are aware of the great importance of diabetes nursing in the treatment of this disease that we struggle with a great effort."
Ok, adding that it is very meaningful that the International Diabetes Federation considers this year as the “Diabetes and Nurse” year in order to draw attention to the importance of diabetes education. “It is vital that patients receive proper education in the treatment of diabetes. For this reason, we believe that the importance of diabetes nursing will increase day by day in our country. "Thanks to diabetes nurses, the nameless heroes of the fight against diabetes and their determination, we will achieve more against diabetes together."