Diabetes: Health Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients have been offered structured diabetes education after their diagnosis since March 2018.

Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS patients over the age of 65 have been offered (a) diabetes education and (b) dietary intervention since March 2018.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The importance of structured education and of appropriate dietary advice and support for people with diabetes is recognised. The National Diabetes Audit reporting timescales mean that data for periods since March 2018 are not yet available. Due to the time lag in allowing people a year to attend structured education, data for education of people diagnosed in 2018 will not be published until the autumn of 2020.

Data is not collected on dietary intervention.

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