Investigating the effect of a proactive inpatient diabetes team assisted by networked blood glucose technology in high risk cardiology inpatients

Research Opportunity
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Spiros Fourlanos Personal web page
Dr Mervyn Kyi

Project Details

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).

School Research Themes

Integrated Critical Medicine

Research Opportunities

Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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