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Diabetes: Young People

Health written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Adrian Sanders Adrian Sanders Liberal Democrat, Torbay

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what social and psychological support services his Department makes available to young adults and adolescents with diabetes; [R]

(2) what assessment his Department has made of the health and social needs experienced by young adults and adolescents with diabetes. [R]

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

It is for the local national health service to commission high-quality and safe diabetes services for all people with diabetes, including social and psychological support services, and services for young adults and adolescents. They are best placed to assess the needs of their local populations, informed by clinical involvement and leadership.

The Department has not made a formal assessment of the health and social needs experienced by young adults and adolescents with diabetes.

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