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A diabetes nurse’s tasks consist of individual guidance and support for the self-care of patients with type 1 and severe cases of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes nurses cooperate in a multidisciplinary manner with the hospital’s nursing staff, other occupational groups, and other diabetes nurses in the Vaasa Hospital District’s health centres.

When necessary, the nurses organize training on diabetes for nursing staff or diabetics. Care supplies can be obtained from the patient’s own health centre against a certificate.