NICE is committed to promoting equality, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people with particular protected characteristics and others. In producing guidance and advice, NICE aims to comply fully with all legal obligations to: promote race and disability equality and equality of opportunity between men and women, eliminate unlawful discrimination on grounds of race, disability, age, sex, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity (including women post-delivery), sexual orientation, and religion or belief (these are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010).
People of South Asian, African or Caribbean family origin are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in people aged under 20; type 2 is most commonly diagnosed in people aged over 45. Race and age are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.