Policy Updates

Document Modified Date: 25/03/2020 18:16

Diabetes Policy and Procedure #2

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC11

This policy details how the service will support Service Users who are at risk of or present with Diabetes. Based on recommendations from Diabetes UK and best practice guidance, this policy sets out how to assess, support and manage risk and provides guidance and tools for staff to use to aid understanding and a consistent and safe response. The policy has been reviewed and further content added to support staff practice. This includes the following additions:

Procedure for calibration of blood glucose machines
Increased content for managing hypoglycaemia
Weight management
Insulin management 
Supporting service users to self manage
Increased reference to support of GPs and Diabetes Specialist nurses
Additions have been made to the key facts for professionals and further reading resources have been included

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