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Insulin Prompts and Blood Glucose Monitoring (E018)

posted 21 Jul 2015, 05:17 by Karen O'Connell   [ updated 16 Oct 2017, 03:09 by Hollie Stirman ]

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 
Partnership NHS Trust 

After introducing Flo to support their diabetic caseload, the diabetes team in Great Wyrley have renewed a patient’s confidence in managing her condition whilst giving the patient freedom to get on with her life. Since September 2014, the patient had been receiving twice-daily visits and phone calls from the district nurse and diabetes team until the district nurse team recognised that Flo could be a potential source of support for the patient in administering her insulin as prescribed.

The patient’s response to Flo has been overwhelmingly positive and to date no further visits or telephone consultations with the teams have been required regarding the patient’s diabetes care. This has allowed the patient to continue life as normal, reduced condition associated anxiety and released up an average of 90 minutes of the nurse’s time every day. Due to the success of using Flo to support insulin management, the patient requested to be able to be prompted and report blood glucose readings via Flo to enable her to self-manage more effectively.

This application is being scaled up across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent partnership Trust. For more information please contact celine.grundy@ssotp.nhs.uk

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