Managing diabetes in the acutely unwell older person

Older adults with diabetes represent a substantial health burden in our ageing society and also occupy more than one in four beds in care homes. In response to these needs to treat and care for an ageing population who live with diabetes, which has been catalysed by the coronavirus pandemic, Professor Alan Sinclair from the Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (fDROP) and Kings College London, have worked to collaboratively develop a new workshop for care providers.

The new workshop focuses particularly on supporting care homes to ensure that staff have the skills and confidence with which to appropriately care for the acutely unwell older person living with diabetes. The three hour session is framed around existing guidelines including the ‘A Covid-19 Response action – Diabetes Management in Care Homes’ guidance issued last May by a national multi-stakeholder group of health professionals and scientists.

Due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, this workshop will be run as a live and interactive webinar session with the first session scheduled for 10 February 2021 (please see attached flyer).

Flyer DM in the acutely unwell OP 10 Feb 2021

Please visit the virtual workshops page on the DUET diabetes website to find out more and where you can register your interest. There will be a per head cost to attend this workshop, however we are seeking sponsorship in order to reduce this cost.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this communication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me ( or 01799 584178). Please feel free to share this information with colleagues who you think may interested.”

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