National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Report 2017-18: Care processes and outcomes

Reports | Published: 09 May 2019

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. If not managed, it can result in blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and amputations. However, with good diabetes care and blood glucose control, the risks of complications are markedly reduced, enabling children and young people with diabetes to live a healthy, happy and longer life.

This report provides an analysis of data submitted by healthcare professionals caring for children and young people with diabetes in England and Wales over 2017/18. The report includes information on prevalence of diabetes, diabetes-related outcomes and complications, compliance with health care checks recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, and recommendations for improvements in care.

The audit included all 173 Paediatric Diabetes Units in England and Wales, and captured information on 29,748 children and young people up to the age of 24 years under the care of a consultant paediatrician.

Click the link below to download the full report.

The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) team published version 2 of the 2017/18 on May 30. The report contains a slightly amended admissions results section further to the identification and rectification of an error in the admissions data analysis. This error had limited impact and did not affect the overall national picture of admissions. Unit results have been updated in the PDF summary results generator for this audit year. This results generator can be found here on the NPDA website –

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National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Report 2017-18: Care processes and outcomes