According to the findings of a survey we published recently, the majority of people with diabetes say they receive annual check-ups to assess whether their condition is under control. However, the findings also show that people with diabetes need to be offered more help by local services to manage their diabetes themselves, particularly through access to education courses and while in hospital.
The survey, carried out last autumn, is the largest ever of people with diabetes - over 68,500 people responded from across England. It also involved the participation of 1,500 general practices and all 152 primary care trusts (PCTs). The national report of this survey will be published in the summer.