|PREVENTING REPEAT HYPOGLYCAEMIC EPISODES IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES: THE HYPO AMBULANCE STUDY
|East Midlands Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health and Care
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
|The aim of this study is to implement and evaluate an enhanced care pathway for patients with diabetes who request an ambulance call out to treat a hypoglycaemic event.
|Randomised controlled study
|The most important expected outcome will be data on effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) led intervention following a call out of an ambulance to treat a hypoglycaemic episode.
|Peer reviewed publications and presentations to the health service leaders, general public, ambulance services and organisations, Department of Health, commissioners, policy experts and national and international conferences.
|This study aims to identify learning for ambulance services and commissioners of services on pathways for patients with hypoglycaemia. If the intervention is found to be effective this will provide the basis for a wider roll-out of the intervention to other ambulance services.