Seizures & Diabetes in the Dying Phase
Where seizures are anticipated in the dying phase (e.g. primary or secondary brain tumours or in known patients with a previous history of seizures) pre-emptive prescribing of an anti-epileptic by an appropriate route is recommended. This is particularly important in patients who have had recent seizures.
Anti-convulsant medication is usually administered bucally or via a continuous subcutaneous syringe driver/pump (see section on syringe drivers for guidance on dosing in continuous subcutaneous infusion ).
Seek specialist palliative care team advice.
Diabetes in the dying phase:
Treatment depends on whether the patient has type I, type II or steroid induced diabetes, as well as current diabetes management. Please refer to Diabetes UK or local guidelines.