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Table 2 Reasons for admission to hospital (National Diabetes Inpatients Audit of 2011)

From: Diabetic foot disease in the United Kingdom: about time to put feet first

Active foot disease 47% (of 9% of diabetic patient admitted specifically for the management of diabetes)
Hypoglycaemia 16.2%
Hyperglycaemia 17.9%
Ketoacidosis 13.5%
Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar state 5.4%
  1. *Important to note that 66.6% were admitted for other medical reasons and 24.4% for non-medical/surgical reasons.
  2. *Total number of 11,866 inpatients with diabetes.