Hi, I am posting on behalf of my brother who is type 1 diabetic & currently in hospital with uncontrolled diabetes. The hospital, after 2 months, haven't been able to stabilise his blood sugar (no diabetic menu, no meal monitoring, little interaction with diabetic consultant) and he has had hypos at night and daytime levels reaching to high 30s. There is a discharge meeting thursday and the recommendation will be for a nursing home. My brother is a very fit 64 year old and I would like to know if people with similar challenges have been able to live on their own with district nurses (and family support) without being shut up in an institution . I am not sure we will have any say on the matter, but I would like him to be in a greater care housing complex/sheltered housing with medical input and quality of life... Thanks for any input. I need info pls.