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Diabetes

Diabetes is a national problem and is rising substantially. Prevention, early diagnosis and excellence in diabetes care and management have been our priority in Bradford for many years.

Our newly developing diabetes model will encompass the whole pathway from prevention of Type 2 diabetes in people at high risk right through to excellent care and management of people who are diagnosed with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

We are working collaboratively with partners who deliver diabetes care to ensure that the pathway is streamlined for the patient and that care is delivered locally to patients and in a timely manner.

Star ratings

Structured education

1 star

One star - worse than the English average.

Attendance at structure education is low with just 4 out of every 100 people diagnosed in the last 12 months attending.

The National Institute for Clinical Effectiveness (NICE) recommends people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes should be offered a structured education program within 12 months of their diagnosis. Structured education has been shown to help people improve their knowledge and skills and enable them to self-manage Diabetes effectively.

Unfortunately both local and national uptake of structured education courses is low.  

In Bradford we offer a range of quality assured education courses including face to face and a new digital programme. These cover all aspects of what diabetes is, how to manage your diabetes well and eat a healthy diet and improve your lifestyle all of which will have a positive outcome on the reduction of associated complications.

By providing a choice of programmes to people with diabetes we will tailor these to suit the needs of that person to ensure they are able to benefit from the detail the courses provide.

NICE recommended treatment levels

2 star

Two stars - similar to the English average.

Good control of blood pressure, cholesterol and HbA1c (sugar) is important. However, only 2 out of 5 people with diabetes have good control of all three. This is the same across England.

Control of Blood Pressure, Glucose as determined by HBA1c (sugar) and cholesterol levels play an important role in the reduction of risk and complications of diabetes e.g. eye disease, kidney failure, stroke, heart disease, foot ulcers and amputation.

Our CCG is working to improve the level of achievement of these three NICE-recommended treatment levels in people with diabetes, in support of appropriate management of diabetes and to reduce the risk of patients developing complications.