Diabetes care is inherently complex – hence the need for 19 chapters of evidence review and recommendations in the Global Guideline. Pulling all the recommendations together to ensure the implementation of effective delivery of care therefore needs some organization of its own, as is discussed in this article. A special situation is that of people with diabetes in hospital, who are often subject to disruption of lifestyle due to illness, procedures, or surgery, with knock-on effects on their diabetes management. Recommendations aimed at ensuring that diabetes does not lead to sub-optimal outcomes in these situations are also given here.
outpatient care, inpatient care, multidisciplinary approach, recommendations, resources