Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs), also called Community Diabetes Specialist Nurses, are the backbone of diabetes treatment and care in the UK .
Their primary goal is to help people self-manage their diabetes. Patients with type 2 diabetes usually see both a practice nurse at their local GP’s in addition to a diabetes specialist nurse who will provide additional support and advice.
Best possible care
They are legally required to be constantly maintaining and expanding their knowledge of their specialised sector, as well as personally ensuring that they are qualified to undertake every duty or responsibility they are give, as such a diabetic patient can be sure they are receiving the best possible care.