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DPC 2022



Diabetes Hyperglycaemic emergencies: Detection, Management and Prevention

17 Nov 2022
Clinical Theatre

Diabetes emergencies leading to admission are common and costly both for the individuals experiencing them and NHS Trusts. In this age of encouraging self management it is important that people with diabetes recognise how intercurrent illness may lead to emergency admission and know how to take action to prevent these life threatening events.
Healthcare for people with diabetes spans all care seeing and staff caring for individuals need to be able to recognise the different hyperglycaemic emergencies and early detection and treatment required to avoid admission.

  • By the end of this session you should have gained an understanding of:
  • How common diabetes emergencies relating to hyperglycaemia are.
  • The differences between, hyperglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state
  • How to prevent and treat diabetes emergencies relating to hyperglycaemia
June James, Nurse Consultant, Honorary Asscoiate Professor, Co-Chair Trend Diabetes- Leicester Diabetes Centre, - TREND Diabetes