Type 2 diabetes
In progress
Anticipated publication date
October 2015
Topic area
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic

NICE is developing 4 pieces of guidance relating to diabetes over the next 2 years.

Each piece of guidance will focus on a different element of the care pathway. Because of the breadth of advice that will be covered, it will not be possible for 1 centre to develop all 4 pieces of guidance. Therefore, the topics have been allocated as follows:

  1. Diabetes in children (type 1 and 2) – National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health
  2. Diabetes in pregnancy – National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health
  3. Type 1 diabetes in adults – National Clinical Guidelines Centre
  4. Type 2 diabetes in adults – internal clinical guideline team - NICE

NICE has set up a steering committee to oversee the production of these pieces of guidance. This group includes development group members, guideline development group chairs, staff from all 3 guidance-producing centres and senior NICE staff.  The group will identify and act on any gaps or overlaps across the different guidance topics, in order to ensure that the final guidance produced is complementary and consistent.

This page provides more detail on the Type 2 diabetes clinical guideline. Please follow the links above to view details of the other pieces of guidance.

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 28 May 2012
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 04 July - 29 August 2012
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 07 January 2015 to 4 March 2015
Publication date: October 2015

Project Team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Christine Carson
Communications manager: Shalu Kanal
Guidelines commissioning manager:

Clifford Middleton

Guidelines coordinator: Trudie Willingham
Patient involvement lead: Erin Whittingham
Implementation lead: Katie Wyart
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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Key events during the development of the guidance

27 July 2015
Consultation on the draft of the guideline is complete and the guideline is being finalised in the light of comments received.
26 June - 24 July 2015
Second consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders
June 2015
In response to stakeholder requests, NICE has started a second consultation on its draft recommendations on pharmacological management of blood glucose in adults with type 2 diabetes. A new anticipated publication date for the guideline will be announced when the second consultation is complete.
04 March 2015
Consultation on the draft of the guideline is complete and the guideline is being finalised in the light of comments received.
07 January 2015
The draft guideline is out for consultation with stakeholders and will run from 7 January – 4 March 2015.
22 October 2014
The health economic plan, review questions and search strategies are now available to view on the website in preparation for the draft guideline consultation.
04 July 2012
The draft scope consultation ran from 4 July - 29 August 2012.
June 2012
The first draft of the scope is currently in preparation. The scope will define what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply.
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