Quality standard

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.

NICE has also published quality standards on type 1 diabetes in adults, type 2 diabetes in adults and diabetes in pregnancy.

In March 2022, changes were made to align this quality standard with the updated NICE guideline on diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people. See update information for details.

How to use NICE quality standards and how we develop them

Quality standards help you improve the quality of care you provide or commission. They apply in England and Wales (see the UK government website and Welsh government website). Decisions on how they apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland are made by ministers in the Scottish government and Northern Ireland Executive.

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.