Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Advice for people with diabetes and their families

Savefor later Page saved! You can go back to this later in your Diabetes and Me Close

Improving inpatient care for people with diabetes

Over a million people with diabetes were admitted to hospital in England in 2017.

A hospital stay for a person with diabetes can be a frightening experience and it is easy to understand why. In 2017, an estimated 9,600 people required rescue treatment after falling into a coma following a severe hypoglycaemic attack and 2,200 people suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) due to under treatment with insulin.

We can and must do better for people with diabetes in hospital.

Our publications

Our publications

View our latest publications to identify areas for improvement in your own service.
Sharing Good Practice

Sharing Good Practice

Find out what other hospitals are doing to improve care for people with diabetes.
News and updates

News and updates

The latest news, updates and medical alerts to keep you abreast of diabetes coverage, its treatment and patient care.

Find out the latest guidance on supporting inpatient diabetes care from the National Inpatient Diabetes COVID19 Response Team. 


Watch Phil and Lesley's videos to find out why we are working with hospitals to improve care for people with diabetes. 


Sanofi has provided financial sponsorship to support Diabetes UK’s Improving Inpatient Care Programme. Sanofi has no editorial control over the content or the delivery of the programme.



Brand Icons/Telephone check - FontAwesome icons/tick icons/uk