Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate

New clinical guidelines for managing Diabetes at the end of life

27th June 2018

The management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in patients who are in the last days or hours of life is complex. The Palliative and End of Life Care Network has produced a clinical guideline to help support patients' unique needs.

The guideline is an update of the Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes in Palliative Care, 2009. It aims to:
 
  • Re-evaluate the existing literature on the monitoring and management of patients with diabetes in the last hours to days of life

  • Construct a clinical guideline, which is evidence-based where possible, and in accordance with the expert opinion of clinicians working in both diabetes and palliative care

  • Inform practice in the monitoring and management of patients with diabetes in the last hours to days of life
The guideline aims to support healthcare professionals to develop an individual plan of care for the management of diabetes in patients who are in the last hours to days of life. It may be used by healthcare professionals who care for patients in the last hours to days of life in all care settings and may also be used as source of information for people with a life limiting illness and those important to them.

View the clinical guidelines

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