New guidance has been published by Trend Diabetes on the practical management of diabetes and dementia. It includes a series of recommendations to promote a consistent, high-quality approach towards caring for people with both conditions.
Trend Diabetes say:
“This guidance has been developed to highlight the importance of recognising the relationship between diabetes and dementia, the impact one condition has on the other, and maximising the benefits and safety of diabetes treatments while minimising the risk of hypoglycaemia. It is intended to serve as a helpful resource for care workers, health care professionals working in nursing and residential homes, care workers and community nurses working with older people living in their own homes, and for commissioners, managers and designers of services in both primary and secondary care.”
Trend Diabetes are also intending to release a podcast episode dedicated to the guideline.