Self Management of Diabetes in Hospital

Self Management of Diabetes in Hospital

Author: NHS Diabetes

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The guiding principle of this document is that people with diabetes manage their condition on a day-to-day basis when out of hospital, and should continue to self-manage during a hospital admission unless there is a specific reason why they cannot. The guidance details how this decision can be integrated with the rest of hospital care to provide safe and effective management of diabetes in hospital.

Produced by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care Group in collaboration with NHS Diabetes, and has been informed by user focus groups from Diabetes UK. The aims of the guideline are to improve inpatient experience and safety for people with diabetes.

The guiding principle of this document is that people with diabetes manage their condition on a day-to-day basis when out of hospital, and should continue to self-manage during a hospital admission unless there is a specific reason why they cannot. The guidance details how this decision can be integrated with the rest of hospital care to provide safe and effective management of diabetes in hospital.

Itis primarily aimed at healthcare professionalsworking in hospitals, although some aspects are relevant to staff involved in pre-admission preparation. The guideline is designed to enable adaptation to local circumstances where required.

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