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Diabetes care for older people resident in care homes

There is a continued need to address the care of older people resident in care homes. This group of people are often frail, vulnerable and unable to advocate their own care needs.

The aim of this position statement is to raise awareness and to offer practical resources to assist improvement. It will be of use to individuals and organisations who are responsible for the planning and delivery of care as well as people who have diabetes and their carers by way of signposting to standards and resources to support care delivery.

The standard recommendations included in the 2010 publication 'good clinical practice for care home residents with diabetes' are still valid and Diabetes UK would like to see these fully implemented nationally.