|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 England. My 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.