This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young people (under 18). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover managing diabetes in young women planning or during pregnancy, which is covered in NICE’s quality standard for diabetes in pregnancy. NICE has also published a quality standard for diabetes in adults.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. Find out how to use quality standards and how we develop them. We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.