Improving glycaemic management in people with diabetes on maintenance haemodialysis
Keywords:audit, haemodialysis, standards, Diabetes Care in Haemodialysis, end-stage kidney disease
The Diabetes Care in Haemodialysis (DiH) working group aims to improve the care of people with diabetes mellitus on the haemodialysis unit by supporting the implementation of the 2016 JBDS guidelines. In order to support the implementation of the guideline recommendations the DiH working group have established a set of standards, developed an audit tool to demonstrate adherence to standards, and have developed educational support for haemodialysis staff both online and delivered face-to-face.
We publish audit findings from five distinct haemodialysis units, highlighting the impact of the educational programme on the achievement of guideline standards. We also report the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on diabetes care and quality improvement.
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