National Paediatric Diabetes Audit – Annual report 2018-19

Reports | Published: 12 Mar 2020

The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit assess the care received by children and young people with diabetes in all Paediatric Diabetes Units (PDUs) across England and Wales. The effectiveness of diabetes care is measured against NICE guidelines and includes treatment targets, health checks, patient education, psychological wellbeing, and assessment of diabetes related complications including acute hospital admissions.

All 175 PDUs in England and Wales participated in the 2018/19 audit, capturing information on 30,155 children and young people with diabetes up to the age of 24 years remaining in paediatric care. The vast majority (94.8%) of the children and young people in the audit had Type 1 diabetes.

The report aims to address a series of questions relating to paediatric diabetes care, which include:

  • What proportion of children and young people with diabetes are reported to be receiving key age-specific processes of diabetes care, as recommended by NICE?
  • How many achieve outcome measures within specified treatment targets?
  • Are children and young people with diabetes demonstrating evidence of small vessel disease (microvascular) and/or abnormal risk factors associated with large vessel disease (macrovascular) prior to transition into adult services?

You can download the report and associated documents here.

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National Paediatric Diabetes Audit – Annual report 2018-19