Supporting diabetes care at the end of life

As end of life approaches, the focus in diabetes management moves from reducing the risk of developing long-term complications to symptom control, the easing of targets and avoidance of acute complications. This session uses examples of people with type 1 and those with type 2 diabetes, with expected life of a year left to just a few days, to explore some of the issues involved, and gives some practical advice for nurses who are supporting their care.

Learning outcomes:

Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify when End of Life approaches
  • List appropriate blood glucose targets
  • Describe the management of oral glycaemic agents and insulin in someone with type 2 diabetes
  • Describe the management of insulin in someone with type 1 diabetes
  • Be familiar with the End of Life diabetes guidelines and other resources

Wednesday 14th November 2018

16:15 - 16:50

TREND-UK & Injection Technique Theatre

Speakers

Independent Diabetes Nurse Consultant, TREND-UK

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