National Paediatric Diabetes Audit: Spotlight audit report on Type 2 diabetes

Reports | Published: 11 Nov 2021

The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA), which monitors the prevalence and incidence of diabetes amongst children and young people and measures the quality of care provided by paediatric units, has published its latest spotlight report into Type 2 diabetes. Based on data from April 2019 to March 2020 from England and Wales, the report focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and comorbidities of children and young people living with Type 2 diabetes, with the aim of providing a ‘state of the nation’ snapshot of current practice.

Information on 810 children and young people up to the age of 24 with Type 2 diabetes was included in this report. It found that the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in 2019/20 was 4.5 per 100,000 children and young people up to the age of 15. Other findings include:

  • 71.4% lived in the two most deprived quintile areas of the country, and
  • More than 85% had a family history of Type 2 diabetes, mainly amongst female relatives.

The report goes on to make a number of recommendations, including a call for Paediatric Diabetes Units to ensure that children and young people with Type 2 diabetes are screened for complications such as fatty liver (NICE, NG49), hypertension and albuminuria (NICE, NG18), and these are managed when they are found according to the best available evidence.

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