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Diabetes inpatient and hospital care

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 following a severe hypoglycaemic attack. 2,200 people suffered from Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) because of under treatment with insulin. We can and must do better for people with diabetes in hospital.

Use the following resources and tools to improve inpatient and hospital care for people with diabetes.

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Shared practice examples

    Supporting hospitals to learn from mistakes

    Learning from mistakes

    Our Goal

    People with diabetes experience fewer harms in hospital because when errors occur, they are reported and action taken so they don't happen again. The diabetes inpatient team has processes in place to make sure mistakes are owned, understood and managed by the clinical teams involved.



    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.

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