Diabetes in adults (QS6)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'diabetes'
This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. 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.
13 Jul 2012: Please note that the NICE diabetes quality standard has been amended. The original quality statement 10 on 'at risk foot' was inconsistent with NICE guidance because it did not separate out the care of people 'with' foot ulceration from care of those 'at risk' of foot ulceration. People with foot ulceration require urgent medical attention and referral to and treatment by a multidisciplinary foot care team. As the statement was originally written, there was a risk of peoplewith foot ulceration being inappropriately reviewed and referred. Quality statement 10 has therefore been amended to deal only with those 'at risk' of foot ulceration, and a new quality statement 11 has been included on 'foot problems requiring urgent medical attention'.
- NICE clinical guideline: CG119 Diabetic foot problems - inpatient management
- NICE clinical guideline: CG87 Type 2 Diabetes - newer agents (partial update of CG66)
- NICE clinical guideline: CG63 Diabetes in pregnancy
- NICE clinical guideline: CG15 Type 1 diabetes
- NICE clinical guideline: CG10 Type 2 diabetes - footcare
- NICE technology appraisal: TA203 Diabetes (type 2) - liraglutide
- NICE technology appraisal: TA151 Diabetes - insulin pump therapy
- NICE technology appraisal: TA60 Diabetes (types 1 and 2) - patient education models
- Joint Department of Health and Diabetes UK Care Planning Working Group (2006) Care Planning in Diabetes
- Joint Department of Health and Diabetes UK Patient Education Working Group (2005) Structured Patient Education in Diabetes: Report from the Patient Education Working Group
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: diabetes
This page was last updated: 15 April 2013
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