BackgroundAbout Pre-Operative Diabetes Mellitus
This pathway demonstrates the approach to uncontrolled diabetes if detected at pre-assessment. The pre-assessment team give the patient a letter to present to their GP indicating that the HbA1c requires optimisation. The patient will be contacted by pre-assessment six months later, and if no further action has been taken it is possible that their elective operation will be cancelled.
HbA1c ≥ 69mmol/mol
- Procedure on hold
- Pre-operative optimisation required