Over a fifth of people with diabetes experienced a largely avoidable hypoglycaemic episode in hospital, according to a national audit report released today.
One in ten will have experienced a severe hypoglycaemic episode and one in 50 required injectable treatment due to the severity of the hypoglycaemia.
This is despite the fact that only 8.1 per cent of respondents had been admitted for their diabetes or a diabetic complication.
The findings are published today in the latest National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA), carried out by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, in collaboration with Diabetes UK. NaDIA is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme.
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