Guidelines address self-management of hospitalized diabetes patients

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It is important that patients with diabetes be involved in decisions concerning the management of their condition while they are hospitalized. New guidelines published in Diabetic Medicine are meant to improve the inpatient experience and safety for people with diabetes through effective self-management.

The guidelines suggest an approach to providing , the circumstances in which self-management is appropriate, the development of care plans, and the elements needed for effective self-management.

"Hospital clinical staff should be aware that many people with in hospital wish to self-manage and should ensure this need is met as far as possible," the authors wrote.

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More information: D. Flanagan et al, Self-management of diabetes in hospital: a guideline from the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) for Inpatient Care group, Diabetic Medicine (2018). DOI: 10.1111/dme.13677
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