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.
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.