Surgical procedures and radiological investigations in patients using diabetes devices
Diabetologist Pratik Choudhary and Nurse Consultant Lori Berard discuss the considerations around the use of diabetes self-management technologies within the hospital setting. In this video Pratik and Lori look at admissions for preplanned surgical procedures and radiological investigations (11:41).
Learning points include:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning protocols, for external and internal continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors; what types of devices are affected.
- Current consensus around the use CGM sensors falling within the field of a computed tomography scan.
- MRI and computed tomography (CT) scanning protocols for insulin pumps.
- Cautionary notes around the interaction between CT scanners and diabetes devices.
- Cautionary notes around use of CGM sensors in patients undergoing surgical procedures that involve diathermy.
- Suggested protocols for surgical procedures (lasting 2–3 h).
- Key messages to communicate to patients using a device before they are sent for the procedure or investigation.
More videos in this series:
- Hospitalized patients that use continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin dosing apps.
- Hospitalized patients using insulin pumps.
- Emergency admissions for patients using diabetes devices.
- Hospital admissions for surgery or radiology in patients using diabetes devices.
- Diabetes device use in women admitted to the maternity ward.