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Using digital flash glucose monitoring for people with diabetes & COVID-19 frees up NHS resources

  • Patients with diabetes hospitalised with COVID-19 at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust used flash glucose monitors as inpatients rather than traditional methods
  • This approach was evaluated by researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick NHS Trust
  • Patients who used the non-invasive skin monitors were adequately cared for and freed up resources making the care and monitoring of the high-risk patients more efficient

WMG Associate Professor partners with leading health-tech company

WMG’s Associate Professor Mark Elliott will be working alongside health tech experts at EQL, in a two year part-time secondment, focusing on the impact of digital health technology.


Risk factors for mortality in diabetic patients discharged from hospital identified

- Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of mortality when discharged from hospital

- Procedures to discharge patients are in place, but researchers from the University of Warwick have decided to identify risk factors from a number of scientific papers

- The systemic review identified 48 risk factors, from age to BMI to multiple conditions, which should be considered when discharging diabetic patients

When patients are discharged from Hospital those with diabetes are at an increased risk of readmission and mortality, there are guidelines for discharging patients with diabetes to reduce these risks, however researchers from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, University of Warwick and Warwick Medical School have identified known risk factors for mortality in adult patients discharged from hospital with diabetes.

In the paper, A Systematic Review Considering Risk factors for Mortality of Patients Discharged from Hospital with a Diagnosis of Diabetes’, published in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, researchers identified 35 studies that considered the risk factors relating to mortality for patients discharged from hospital with diabetes, they analysed these studies and identified 48 significant risk factors for mortality.


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