GPs 'should not be complacent' over diabetes improvements

GPs must not become 'complacent' about improvements in treatment of type-2 diabetes, a government report has warned.

The DoH report warned that improvements need to continue in diabetes care (Photograph: SPL)
The DoH report warned that improvements need to continue in diabetes care (Photograph: SPL)

The DoH report looked at the first six years of implementation of the national service framework for diabetes.

It found that, despite improvements in cholesterol and BP for people with diabetes managed by GP practices, fewer people with diabetes are achieving the lowest target for HbA1c.

‘It is good news that we are continuing to see improvements in some areas,' the report concluded. ‘But we cannot be complacent and there is more to do to ensure that improvements continue across all key tests and measurements.'

The report also includes including data from the first survey to establish how many children and young people have diabetes in England. According to the survey, 22,947 people under the age of 18 are living with diabetes in England.

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