Deakin University, Australia
Title: Developing guidelines to manage diabetes during palliative and end of life care: a collaborative iterative approach
Biography: Trisha Dunning Am
Diabetes is an underlying cause of death in over 60% of deaths due to diabetes complications and other comorbidities. People with diabetes have a shorter life expectancy than the population. Quality diabetes palliative and end of life care requires a personalized approach and should be a proactive collaborative endeavor. Clinicians are reluctant to discuss these issues with people with diabetes and there is limited guidance to support their decision-making.