This quality standard covers care and treatment for adults with diabetes. It includes preventing type 2 diabetes, managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes-related foot care and diabetes education programmes. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover managing diabetes in 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 children and young people.

In August 2016, this quality standard was updated in response to an annual review, which identified changes in the areas for improvement for diabetes in adults. For more information see update information.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2016. The source guidance on type 2 diabetes prevention and type 2 diabetes management is currently being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards