Investigating the effect of a proactive inpatient diabetes team assisted by networked blood glucose technology in high risk cardiology inpatients
- Research Opportunity
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
|Dr Spiros Fourlanos||Personal web page|
|Dr Mervyn Kyi|
A new RMH proactive model of diabetes care has been devised. This study aims to evaluate the effect of proactive care using an inpatient diabetes team (IDT) intervention, assisted by networked blood glucose meter technology, to deliver proactive and safe diabetes care in cardiology inpatients.
This IDT intervention will provide early and rapid assessment in all high risk diabetes inpatients admitted to the cardiology wards aiming to avoid extremes of glycaemia ie. hypoglycaemia (blood glucose < 4.0 mmol/L) and hyperglycaemia (blood glucose >15.0 mmol/L). The proactive IDT intervention will aim for a 50% decrease in adverse glycaemic days (ie. any inpatient day where the blood glucose is < 4 or >15 mmol/L).
This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.