The effect of capillary blood glucose and ketone monitoring during surgery and recovery to be examined in online meeting

An upcoming webinar for healthcare professionals will address the debate of whether capillary blood glucose and ketone monitoring should be automatically available in all care settings where people with diabetes are anaesthetised. 

Also deliberated at the virtual meeting will be whether it is a necessity for people with diabetes who have had surgery to measure their bloody pressure hourly.

The webinar, ‘New Standard of Monitoring Guidelines – Intra-operative and Perioperative glucose monitoring’, will be held on Tuesday, February 1, from 6pm to 8pm.

Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Nicholas Levy will be chairing the online event, which has been organised by the Association of Anaesthetists.

A group of recognised diabetes specialists have been invited to host talks during the webinar, including Professor Guillermo Umpierrez, who is the president of the American Diabetes Association.

The effect of hyperglycaemia on surgical outcomes will be the focal point of Professor Umpierrez’s speaker session.

The panel of speakers will evaluate and review the rational for the new Association of Anaesthetists guidance on the recommendations for standards of monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery.

The effect of hypoglycaemia on the overall outcomes of people with diabetes will be explored by Dr Aditi Modi, whilst Professor Priya Vellanki will talk about the detection, prevention, and management of DKA in the surgical population.

A session on the global burden of diabetes in the surgical population and the need to prevent dysglycaemia will be presented by Professor Ketan Dhatariya.

There will be the opportunity for delegates to ask live questions after each session. Following the webinar, the recording will be automatically sent to attendees and registered delegates who cannot attend the event.

Diabetes affects up to 20% of people undergoing surgery and is linked to worse outcomes, according to existing studies. Prior research also revealed that improved outcomes are associated with good glycaemic control.

To attend the webinar, click here.

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