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Self-Management of Diabetes in Hospital

Self-Management of Diabetes in Hospital
The document is aimed to improve the safety of the in hospital management of diabetes. Diabetes care is very individualised, especially if that person is using insulin. It follows that the person with the greatest expertise in managing diabetes is commonly the individual themselves. Allowing patients to self-manage their diabetes in hospital should significantly improve patient safety. The correct support structures need to be provided to ensure that this is properly monitored but this must be done without creating unnecessary bureaucracy.
Date of publication
March 2012
Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP)
Lead authors
Dr Daniel Flanagan, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (Lead)Maggie Watkinson, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (Lead)