Its report shows that some PDSNs in PCTs look after more than 150 children, compared with the recommended 70.
The charity says that such a large case load does not allow nurses the necessary time to help children manage their diabetes and give them individual advice and support.
The report also shows that the PDSN caseload in 35% of PCTs has increased since 2007 and less than 7% of PCTs have improved their PDSN caseload.
This is despite the fact that more than 80% of children with diabetes are not achieving recommended blood glucose levels, the cornerstone of good diabetes management.
|The table below shows some of the PCTs with the highest caseload per PDSN|
|Hillingdon||1 to 160 |
|Suffolk NHS East||1 to 168|
|Suffolk NHS West||1.2 to 114|
|Derbyshire County ||1 to 150 |
|Mid Essex ||1 to 145 |
|Buckinghamshire ||1 to 132 |
|Nottingham City ||1 to 130 |
|Great Yarmouth and Waveney ||1 to 125 |
|Warwickshire ||1 to 121 (PDSN only employed for 28 hours week)|
|North East Essex Primary Care Trust||1 to 120 |
|Torbay Care Trust ||1 to 120 |
|NHS Leicester City ||1 to 120|
|Salford||1 to 115 |
|NHS Central Lancashire ||1 to 114|
|Bristol ||1 to 110|
|North East Lincolnshire Care Trust ||1 to 100 |
|Sutton & Merton ||1 to 100|
|Heywood Middleton and Rochdale||1 to100|
|Redbridge||1 to 99|
|Sheffield ||1 to 90|
|Medway PCT||1 to 95|
|Lewisham ||1 to 87|
|Lambeth||1 to 80|
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