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Management of Adults with Diabetes Undergoing Surgery and Elective Procedures: Improving Standards

Management of Adults with Diabetes Undergoing Surgery and Elective Procedures: Improving Standards
The document is addressed to those writing and implementing local perioperative care policies and to medical and nursing educators. Managers have a responsibility to ensure that guidelines based on these recommendations are put in place. The guidelines aim to cover all stages of the patient pathway but are not designed to be read from cover to cover. Recommendations for each stage are intended to stand alone so that individual healthcare professionals can identify their role in the process.
Date of publication
April 2011
Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP)
Lead authors
Dr Ketan Dhatariya – Consultant in Diabetes, Norfolk & Norwich University HospitalDr Daniel Flanagan – Consultant in Diabetes, Plymouth HospitalLouise Hilton – Senior Diabetes Nurse, Bolton PCTDr Anne Kilvert – Consultant in Diabetes, Northampton General Hospital

Dr Nicholas Levy – Consultant Anaesthetist, West Suffolk Hospital

Dr Gerry Rayman – Consultant in Diabetes, Ipswich Hospital

Dr Bev Watson – Consultant Anaesthetist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn