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Diabetes - Education and Prevention

Diabetes - Education and Prevention Diabetes in the UK 2.9 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. This is a worrying increase from 1.4 million in 1996! By 2025, it is estimated that 5 million people will have diabetes in the UK. This equates to people being diagnosed with diabetes at a rate of: 400+ 17+ 3+ every day every hour every 10 minutes 10% 90% of those have Type i Diabetes of those have Type 2 Diabetes The cost of diabetes £10 billion is the estimated cost of diabetes to the NHS every year. This is 10% of the entire NHS annual budget! One in ten people admitted to hospital has diabetes. This costs the NHS: £192 million £l £286 million every week every hour every second Medical errors A total of 37% of Diabetes Inpatient Audit experienced at least one medication error, 26% at least one prescription error and 20% at least one medication management error. (NADIA) ents with diabetes included in the National 37% Between August 2003 and August 2009 the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) received 3,881 wrong dose incident reports involving insulin. Between January 2005 and July 2009 there were three deaths and 17 incidents reported where intravenous syringes were used to measure and administer insulin. (NaDIA) Administering insulin incorrectly can be fatal, so training those prescribing and administering it is vitally important. Anna Morton, Former Director of NHS Diabetes Diabetes e-Learning There is a suite of e-Learning modules you can take to help improve your knowledge of diabetes. The Insulin Safety Suite is a collection of free* e-Learning courses specially designed for all healthcare professionals, as well as people with diabetes and their families. The Safe Use of Insulin In order to reduce insulin errors this course aims to provide learners with an increased understanding and awareness of insulin by promoting its safe and effective use. The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia Provides staff with the knowledge to manage hypoglycaemia effectively and identify strategies to help reduce its impact and improve patient quality of life. The Safe Use of Intravenous Insulin Infusion (III) in Adults Informs learners how to recognise the common errors associated with the use of III and understand the principles of its on-going management. The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies for Diabetes On completion of this course learners will have an increased awareness of contraindications and side effects of non-insulin therapies and an understanding of their safe implementation. The Safe Use of Insulin Syringes, Pen Devices, Pumps and Sharps Provides learners with the knowledge of how to use insulin syringes, pen devices, pumps and sharps and how to dispose of them safely. Over 190,000 registrations to date! (October 2013) * The Safe Use of Insulin is free to anyone in England and those working for a health board in Scotland, for everyone else there is a small fee. All the other courses in the Suite are free to anyone in the UK. See our website for more details. Do the course. Save a Life. Find out more at Sources Produced by Virtual College in conjunction with NHS Improving Quality Diabetes in the UK report, 2012 VİRTUAL NHS Improving Quality NaDIA NPSA COLLEGE

Diabetes - Education and Prevention

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This diabetes inforgraphic highlights key diabetes statistics, explains the importance of awareness and vital reasons for proper training.


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