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elderlyDiabetes in the Elderly

WIN  Dec 2012/Jan 2013 Vol 20  Issue 10

[pull_quote align=”left”]It is estimated that 10 out of every 100 people over the age of 65 in Ireland have diabetes – 95% of these have type 2 diabetes. Half of the nursing home residents have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes[/pull_quote] If you are a health care professional working with elderly patients or you are a director/manager of a nursing home/community hospital, you need to be confident  and satisfied in the care that you are delivering to your patients with diabetes. Medication errors, poly pharmacy  incorrect insulin administration and storage, correct treatment of hypoglycemic events are all issues faced daily by staff working in a care of the elderly setting.

Diabetes Insight provides onsite workshops that are evidence based, provide the latest guidelines, research and treatment/targets for caring for people with diabetes. These workshops are practical, informal and educational and equip all participants with the confidence in dealing effectively and safely with people with diabetes. We also provide education evenings for friends, families and carers of your residents to up date them also on recent changes and advice to diabetes care. To see further information on this service, please click here and for testimonials please click here. You can also contact us by filling out the form below or by ringing (086) 1739287 or (083) 1478909

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