Diabetes audit shows worsening results

Greater access to health services for people with diabetes is not translating into improved clinical outcomes, NHS Information Centre data show.

Diabetes UK says there is 'little good news' from the audit
Diabetes UK says there is 'little good news' from the audit

Figures from the National Diabetes Audit show an increase in the number of people receiving all nine of the key processes of diabetes care recommended by NICE. This has risen to 32 per cent for people with type-1 diabetes and 51 per cent for those with type-2 diabetes.

However, blood sugar and BP treatment targets are not being met and the number of people developing end-stage renal disease has doubled in six years.

Diabetes UK said there was 'little good news' from the latest audit. Policy manager Gavin Terry said people were missing out on checks that could translate into saving a person's sight, preventing limb amputation and extending life expectancy. 'More worrying is that these figures are worse for young people,' he said.

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