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Nutrition and physical activity advice

Quality statement

People with diabetes receive personalised advice on nutrition and physical activity from an appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of a structured educational programme.

Quality measure

Structure

Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that people with diabetes receive personalised advice on nutrition and physical activity from an appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of a structured educational programme.

Process

a) Proportion of people with diabetes who receive personalised advice on nutrition from either an appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of a structured educational programme.

Numerator - the number of people in the denominator receiving personalised advice on nutrition from either an appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of a structured educational programme.

Denominator - the number of people with diabetes.

b) Proportion of people with diabetes who receive personalised advice on physical activity.

Numerator - the number of people in the denominator receiving personalised advice on physical activity.

Denominator - the number of people with diabetes.

Description of what the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure that diabetes services provide access to personalised advice on nutrition and physical activity from an appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of a structured educational programme.

Healthcare professionals ensure that personalised advice on nutrition and physical activity is provided to the person with diabetes when required.

Commissioners ensure they commission from a diabetes care pathway that incorporates access to personalised advice on nutrition and physical activity from an appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of a structured educational programme.

People with diabetes are given advice on diet and exercise from a trained healthcare professional or as part of their diabetes course.

Source clinical guideline references

NICE clinical guideline 87 recommendation 1.2.1.1 (key priority for implementation).

NICE clinical guideline 15 recommendations 1.8.3.1 and 1.8.3.2.

Data source

Structure

Local data collection.

Process

a) and b) Local data collection. Contained within NICE clinical guideline 87 Audit support clinical criteria, criterion 2.

Definitions

An appropriately trained healthcare professional is one with specific expertise and competencies in nutrition. This may include, but is not limited to, a registered dietitian who delivers nutritional advice on an individual basis or as part of a structured educational programme.

The healthcare professional should provide and time the advice about nutrition and physical activity appropriate to the needs of the person with diabetes.

Equality and diversity considerations

All information about treatment and care, including advice on nutrition and physical activity, should take into account age and social factors, language, physical, sensory or learning difficulties, and should be ethnically and culturally appropriate. It should also be accessible to people who do not speak or read English. If needed, people with diabetes should have access to an interpreter or advocate.

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