These guidelines, produced by the Joint British Diabetes Societies - Inpatient Care Group (JBDS-IP), emphasise that, at all stages of care in hospital the patient should remain in charge of their diabetes care unless there is a specific reason not to.
They are intended for use by all healthcare professionals who are involved in the delivery of diabetes care in hospital.
JBDS-IP is supported by Diabetes UK, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse UK Group. The aim of JBDS-IP is to improve inpatient diabetes care throughout the UK. This is mainly through the development and use of high quality evidence based guidelines, and through better inpatient care pathways.