Diabetes is a chronic condition marked by high levels of blood glucose, which can lead to acute and chronic complications. In acute hospitals, hyperglycaemia can increase risk of infection and other adverse outcomes. Chronic high blood glucose levels are associated with long-term complications and comorbidities.
This initiative aims to:
- improve the in-hospital management of diabetes mellitus
- enhance the patient experience and health outcomes
- reduce hospital readmission.
Snapshot of inpatient management of diabetes mellitus
There were 235,955
episodes of inpatient care
Building capability program
Building capability in inpatient diabetes management
This program is designed for junior medical officers and nursing staff caring for people with diabetes requiring insulin in hospital.View program
For clinicians and services
What to improve
Read about the four clinical priority areas of care for inpatient management of diabetes mellitus:
- identification and testing
- insulin management
- access to specialist care
- optimising health through ongoing care.
How to improve
Explore options for different organisational models to tailor clinical services for your local requirements:
- dedicated inpatient diabetes team
- access to specialist diabetes care
- access to senior physician with expertise in diabetes management.