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Safety concern regarding guidance on scan preparation for tumour imaging using FDG PET

The Committee of the UK Diabetes Technology network have raised concerns about the guidance regarding scan preparation for diabetic patients on insulin infusions in the current EANM guidelines for tumour imaging using FDG PET.

There is concern that stopping continuous insulin in patients using subcutaneous insulin pumps may put patients at risk of ketosis.

Prof Sally Barrington and Dr Iain Cranston have brought this to our attention and drafted this statement:

Statement regarding scan preparation for FDG-PET scanning in patients with type 1 diabetes treatedwith continuous insulin