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National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Annual core report 2021 – children and young people
Published: 10 Jun 2021
The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit assesses 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.
166 of the 173 PDUs in England and Wales participated in the 2019/20 audit, capturing information on 29,242 children and young people with diabetes up to the age of 24 years remaining in paediatric care. The vast majority (94.6%) 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 read the report by clicking on the link below.