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Emotional support required as well as medical

The Care Quality Commission has launched their review exploring the quality of care for people with diabetes in EnglandMy diabetes, my care highlights that – while there are many examples of where diabetes care is working well – people are not always supported to self-manage their condition in a way that is suited to them as an individual.

The review discovered that people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes were not always identified early enough and supported to become healthier.  Some people also felt they were not receiving enough emotional support, including those with Type 2 diabetes, where the need for this kind of support might be more than expected.

Our findings also demonstrate that people who attend structured education courses feel this improves their ability & confidence to manage their diabetes.  But it was evident that the courses were not able to meet everyone’s needs.

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CQC:  My diabetes, my care: diabetes care review launched

Proactive healthcare in the community is cheaper than surgery

My diabetes, my care: Community diabetes care review

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