Short Report: Care Delivery Diabetes in Care Homes: Current Care Standards and Residents’ Experience
The Diabetes UK good clinical practice guidelines for care home residents were revised in 2010. A study was carried out to examine current care against these standards and sought the views of residents on their diabetes. The result of the study presents indicates that in Newcastle upon Tyne care homes there is good care provided, but also evidence of inadequacies. Despite high levels of dementia, many patients have strong and valid opinions about their disease and the care they receive. Despite the challenges, it is suggested that residents must be included in discussions about service development.