Diabetes in children and young people

Publication date:

Diabetes in children and young people: diagnosis and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young people
In progress
Publication date
August 2015
Topic area
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic

NICE is developing four pieces of guidance relating to Diabetes over the next two 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 one centre to develop all four 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, which will include development group members, guideline development group chairs, staff from all three guidance-producing centres and senior NICE staff 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 Diabetes in children (update) 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: 4 July - 29 August 2012
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 10 December 2014 - 04 March 2015
Publication date: August 2015

Project Team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Sharon Summers-Ma
Communications manager: TBC
Guidelines commissioning manager:

Sarah Dunsdon

Guidelines coordinator: Besma Nash
Patient involvement lead: Emma Chambers
Implementation lead: Alexa Biesty
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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27 March 2014
The Diabetes in Children and Young People guideline scope has been amended to include a formal update of the HbA1c targets for children and young people with type 1 diabetes.
4 September 2012
Consultation on the draft scope is complete and the scope is being modified in the light of comments received. When completed it will be posted on the website. It will define what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. The National Collaborating Centre and the Institute are in the process of agreeing details of the workplan including how the development will progress, the membership of the Guideline Development Group and timescales.
4 July 2012
The draft scope is out for consultation with stakeholders. The scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. If you wish to comment, you need to do so via one of the registered stakeholder organisations listed, by the deadline shown.
04 November 2011
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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