Chapter 25. District Nursing and Home-Based Care

  1. Trisha Dunning RN, MEd, PhD, CDE, FRCNA

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774649.ch25

Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice

Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice

How to Cite

Dunning, T. (2003) District Nursing and Home-Based Care, in Care of People with Diabetes: A Manual of Nursing Practice, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774649.ch25

Author Information

  1. Professor Director Endocrinology and Diabetes Nursing Research and Clinical Nurse Consultant, Diabetes Education, St Vincent's Hospital and University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 27 FEB 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101110

Online ISBN: 9780470774649



  • home-based care;
  • nursing;
  • medical advice;
  • hypoglycaemia;
  • personal hygiene


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Key points

  • Introduction

  • How to obtain help

  • General points

  • Diabetic problems nurses commonly encounter in the home

  • Nursing actions

  • Interpreting the blood glucose level

  • Hypoglycaemia

  • Hyperglycaemia

  • The patient with chest pain

  • The patient who has not taken their insulin or diabetes tablets and it is 11 am or later

  • Managing diabetic foot ulcers at home

  • The patient who does not follow the management plan

  • Disposal of sharps in the home situation

  • Storage of insulin

  • Guidelines for premixing and storing insulin doses for home and district nursing services

  • References