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Guidelines Address Self-Management of Hospitalized Diabetes Patients

It is important that patients with diabetes be involved in decisions concerning the management of their condition while they are hospitalized.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:01 am EDT
"Hospital clinical staff should be aware that many people with diabetes in hospital wish to self-manage and should ensure this need is met as far as possible"

It is important that patients with diabetes be involved in decisions concerning the management of their condition while they are hospitalized. New guidelines published in Diabetic Medicine are meant to improve the inpatient experience and safety for people with diabetes through effective self-management.

The guidelines suggest an approach to providing patient information, the circumstances in which self-management is appropriate, the development of care plans, and the elements needed for effective self-management.

“Hospital clinical staff should be aware that many people with diabetes in hospital wish to self-manage and should ensure this need is met as far as possible,” the authors wrote.


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Link to Studyhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dme.13677

About Journal

Diabetic Medicine, the official journal of Diabetes UK, is published monthly simultaneously, in print and online editions.

The journal publishes a range of key information on all clinical aspects of diabetes mellitus, ranging from human genetic studies through clinical physiology and trials to diabetes epidemiology. We do not publish original animal or cell culture studies unless they are part of a study of clinical diabetes involving humans. Categories of publication include research articles, reviews, case reports, editorials, commentaries, and correspondence. All material is peer-reviewed.

We aim to disseminate knowledge about diabetes research with the goal of improving the management of people with diabetes. The journal therefore seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between clinicians and researchers worldwide. Topics covered are of importance to all healthcare professionals working with people with diabetes, whether in primary care or specialist services. 

Surplus generated from the sale of Diabetic Medicine is used by Diabetes UK to know diabetes better and fight diabetes more effectively on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes as well as their families and carers.”

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