Managing diabetes mellitus in patients with advanced cancer: a case note audit and guidelines.

@article{McCoubrie2005ManagingDM,
  title={Managing diabetes mellitus in patients with advanced cancer: a case note audit and guidelines.},
  author={Rachel C. McCoubrie and David Jeffrey and Carina P. Paton and Lillian G. Dawes},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2005},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          244-8
        }
}
Patients with advanced cancer and diabetes mellitus present a challenge to healthcare professionals. To establish how diabetes is currently being managed in these patients, we audited the care of patients who died in Cheltenham General Hospital over the previous 12 months with diagnoses of both diabetes mellitus and cancer. Management and monitoring of the diabetes was variable and there was little record of discussion between healthcare professionals and the patient or family regarding the… CONTINUE READING
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