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Adult nursing
Collective experiences of people living with diabetes undertaking the inpatient journey and the nurses and midwives who support them
  1. Jane Cook
  1. School of Nursing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jane Cook, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; jane.cook{at}

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Commentary on: Holton S, Rasmussen B, Turner J, et al. Nurse, midwife and patient perspectives and experiences of diabetes management in an acute inpatient setting: a mixed-methods study. BMC Nurs. 2022 Sep 6;21(1):249. doi: 10.1186/s12912-022-01022-w.

Implications for practice and research

  • This study has significant implications for education for management of people living with diabetes within acute inpatient settings.

  • This study has influenced the direction of future research towards exploring the development of self-management of diabetes in inpatients settings.


People living with diabetes account for approximately 20% of the inpatient population of acute and community hospitals.1 This study provides a focused example of this within an acute hospital setting in Melbourne, Australia. National audits demonstrate the challenges that are faced by people living with diabetes within inpatient settings and those providing care and support.2 These challenges …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.