DementiaRoadmap Wales

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Diabetes in adults quality standard

March 14 2011

This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice for diabetes care. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.

This quality standard covers the clinical management of diabetes in adults excluding children, young people and pregnant women.

Diabetes in adults quality standard

The quality statements include:

  1. Structured education
  2. Nutrition and physical activity advice
  3. Care planning
  4. Glycaemic control
  5. Medication
  6. Insulin therapy
  7. Preconception care
  8. Complications
  9. Psychological problems
  10. ‘At risk’ foot
  11. Foot problems requiring urgent medical attention
  12. Inpatient care
  13. Diabetic ketoacidosis
  14. Hypoglycaemia

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