Dr Fareeha Rizvi
Specialist Registrar in diabetes &endocrinology, St Bart's’ London
Insulin prescribing and safety in the NHS
The National Diabetes in-patient Audit regularly highlights the worrying frequency with which medication errors occur in diabetes care. A significant proportion of inpatients in England have at least one diabetes medication error, most commonly in those treated with insulin. Since most diabetic patients are not admitted for a diabetes specific reason, they are usually not under the care of a diabetes consultant. To allow planning of education of staff managing patients with diabetes.