National diabetes inpatient audit highlights 'shocking' failings in hospital care

Hospital inpatients with diabetes are developing potentially life-threatening complications at a "shocking" rate, according to a report.

The National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) found that, in a five-day period, more than 60 people with diabetes developed diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which results from a severe shortage of insulin.

The report also found that the majority of hospitals in the survey made medication errors, with more than a third of inpatients experiencing a medication error during the period of the study.

Read the full release on the Diabetes UK website

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