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Check, change, chat: A checklist for consultations with people with diabetes who inject insulin

Effective Diabetes Education Now! (EDEN) have developed a 'Check, change, chat' checklist to be used in consultations with people with diabetes who inject insulin.

The checklist has been developed as an aide memoire to support healthcare professionals who lack confidence when reviewing their insulin-injecting diabetic patients whilst enabling safe practice and ensuring that vital elements of these consultations are always included.

It also aims to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes, prevent hypoglycaemia and lipohypertrophy, and reduce the risk of hospital admissions.

The resource has had positive feedback from those who have used it and is accessible in PDF format to be used electronically or printed off for use as a paper checklist.

For more information, please contact Fiona Munday at Fiona.munday@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

“Thank you so much, this was just what I needed, I’m new to working in primary care, It’s great to have some simple guidance, there’s so much to remember!”

Naveen, Pharmacist

“I am now much happier to see patients that are on insulin, (I had asked the receptionists to book them with the other practice nurse and not me!) I was worried that I would miss out something important! Thank you! It’s helped enormously, I wish I’d had it years ago!” 

Julie, Practice Nurse.

“We have all found it really useful as we are now doing a large part of the annual review. It has helped us remember everything, for example, we were not always looking at and feeling injection sites, it has been amazing how many people tell you that their sites are fine, but they do actually have lipos. We now always check for ourselves and tell the nurses. We also now try to give printed information on hypos and driving.”

Zoe, Health Care Assistant

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