Tips for safer acute care for patients with diabetes


  • An increasing number of people with diabetes are presenting to hospital acutely unwell
  • It is highly likely that the first healthcare professional who assesses and initially manages the patient will not be specialist in diabetes
  • Opportunities to ensure safe, effective diabetes care from early in the hospital admission process are not fully appreciated or utilised
  • Uncontrolled diabetes can delay clinical recovery
  • Raising awareness of diabetes at the hospital front door is an important issue to help improve efficiency and reduce risk in diabetes care

Learning outcomes:

  • To appreciate the need to be ‘diabetes aware’ early during a patients admission
  • To understand how inefficiencies in diabetes care can increase clinical risk and delay clinical recovery
  • To have a strategy on how to help ensure clinical management plans include a consideration of diabetes needs

Thursday 15th November 2018

12:40 - 13:10

Primary, Community & Specialist Care


Consultant in Diabetes & Senior Clinical Lecturer, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust & University of Southampton

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