Designed by the Inpatient Diabetes Team at University Hospital Southampton (UHS), the DiAppBetes app for healthcare professionals aims to provide easy access to clinical guidance on managing patients with diabetes in hospital. It allows all healthcare professionals—including non-specialists—to quickly check up to date guidance on:
- the basics of diabetes.
- screening and diagnosis.
- type 1 diabetes guidance notes.
- patient assessment.
- complications of diabetes.
- patients with diabetes in a variety of scenarios, including pregnancy, about to have surgery, new to insulin, using an insulin pump and at the end of life.
- diabetes treatments.
The app is freely available and content is generic apart from a few hospital-specific contact details. Hospitals using the Microguide platform for antibiotic guidance can reconfigure the format of the app—if they do this, hospitals should ensure that UHS is acknowledged as the original provider of the app.