Complications of poor inpatient management of diabetes include hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemic emergencies (diabetic ketoacidosis and diabetic coma) and foot ulceration. The Scottish Government has supported a number of projects with the aim of improving inpatient diabetes care in Scotland

Diabetes - Think, Check, Act

This toolkit – is designed to help staff to improve the processes, communication, and education surrounding inpatient care for people with diabetes in acute hospitals.

CPR for Feet (Check, Protect, Refer)

identifies those patients at risk, protect them appropriately and improve the care and the referral process for those suffering from active diabetic foot problems.

Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME)

This project was commissioned by the Scottish Government to produce an e-learning resource which would help standardise diabetes foot screenings performed by Health Care Professionals.

The website aims to provide an interactive way of learning and uses animations and case scenarios. There is an assessment involving case scenarios at the end of this module which the learner may opt to undertake and which, if passed, gives a certificate of completion.