Using telemedicine to support diabetes patients with kidney disease better

Patients with diabetes are at risk of developing kidney disease, which often has few symptoms and if not caught in time can leave people with little option other than renal dialysis to stay alive. Now a new service from the Trust’s diabetes and endocrinology team, which uses telemedicine to allow hospital consultants to engage directly with their GP colleagues, is helping to spot those patients who would benefit most from an early review of their care.