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In Victoria, when a person with diabetes requires hospitalisation, they are more likely to have an increased length of stay compared to people without diabetes. Research has shown that this is the case regardless of if their admission is diabetes related.

Improved identification and care of people with diabetes early in their admission has been shown to improve the person’s experience and confidence in the care they are receiving from the health service, reduced length of admission, and is also likely to reduce the need for readmission. 


To improve the identification and care of hospitalised people with diabetes.


January 2022 - This project has been discontinued due to current pressures on the Victorian healthcare system. Using the lessons from this project, we will launch a replacement project to improve care for Victorians at home living with diabetes later in 2022. Stay tuned…

June 2021 - This project is currently in the planning phase and is anticipated to be completed in mid-2022. Expressions of interest for participating health services will be advertised in mid-2021. 

Page last updated: 20 Jan 2022

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