Diabetes-related kidney failure predicted to almost double in next 10 years

October 31, 2014

Source:  Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: 27 Oct 2014

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In a nutshell: The number of people with diabetes in England and Wales who have kidney failure is set to almost double in the next 10 years, according to a new analysis by Diabetes UK.  The risk of kidney disease can be cut by half by keeping control of blood glucose and blood pressure.


Results of the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit released

October 7, 2012

Source: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)

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Date of publication:  September 2012

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Diabetes care for children and young people is improving, but many are still not receiving the right standard of treatment, according to a recent audit published by the RCPCH. This study found that only 6% of chidlren are receiving the 8 key health checks and that the number admitted to hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) has continued to rise. 

Length of publication: 1 web page 

Source: Nursing Times.net

Some important notes: Follow this link to view the full text of the audit “National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA)”


Huge regional variation in patients having diabetes care checks

July 9, 2012

Source: Information Centre

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Figures published in the National Diabetes Audit shows that while rates are improving, 36 Primary Care Trust (PCT) areas in England recorded fewer than half of their patients as having had all their annual GP checks with younger people under 55 being less likely to have all checks when compared with older patients.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Follow this link to read the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) report on care processes and treatment targets in England and Wales


Test diabetes patients in practices to slash hospital bills

January 7, 2012

Source: GP Online

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Date of publication: Dec 2011

Publication Type: News story

In a nutshell: Dr Rowan Hillson, the DH’s national clinical director for diabetes, has urged GP practices to spend more time on vital diabetes checks in order to improve management of the condition and avoid hospital admissions.

Acknowledgements: NHS networks


Diabetes audit shows people not receiving basic health checks

July 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication:  June 2011

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In a nutshell: Two thirds of people with Type 1 diabetes and almost half of Type 2 patients do not receive all nine annual health checks to manage their diabetes effectively, according to the National Diabetes Audit 2009-10.

Length of publication: 1 web page