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Ensuring good management of diabetes in intercurrent illness

‘Management of diabetic emergencies’ is the seventh standard of diabetes care in the NSF for diabetes (DoH, 2001). Its aim is ‘to minimise the impact on people with diabetes of the acute complications of diabetes’ and ‘to reduce the prevalence of the acute complications of diabetes through education of people with diabetes and all ‘frontline’ health professionals about how to avert and prevent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar non-ketotic (HONK) syndrome’ (DoH, 2001).

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