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Medication errors affect thousands of diabetes patients every week

Nearly one in three hospital patients with diabetes are affected by errors which can result in dangerously high blood glucose levels, according to a national audit report released today.

Hospitals in England and Wales made at least one medication error in the treatment of 3700 inpatients with diabetes in one week, according to a report published by the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA)

This is a small improvement on the previous year according to the audit, which is managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in partnership with Diabetes UK and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership.