Diabetes Prevention Programme 2018-19, Short Report

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is a joint commitment from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK to deliver, at scale, evidence based behavioural interventions that can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in adults who have been identified as having non-diabetic hyperglycaemia.

This short report uses data collected from GP practices alongside the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) for the period January 2018 to March 2019 inclusive. This report is for England only.

Key facts

  • Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia refers to blood glucose levels that are above normal but not in the diabetic range (HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol (6.0-6.4%) or fasting plasma glucose 5.5-6.9 mmol/l).
  • People with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. They are also at increased risk of other cardiovascular conditions.
  • 1.8 million people in England were recorded as having non-diabetic hyperglycaemia for the period January 2018 to March 2019. This is an increase from 1.3 million in 2017-18. The difference is almost certainly due to an increase in the recording of the diagnosis during 2018-19, and not an additional 0.5 million people becoming non-diabetic hyperglycaemic.

Full detail at NHS Digital

National Diabetes Audit Report 1: Care Processes and Treatment Targets

The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales. This short report details the top-level findings for the 2018-19 audit.

Key facts

• GP practice participation in England and Wales stands at 98.0 per cent for 2018-19.

• Diabetes specialist service participation increased from 101 in 2017-18 to 112 in 2018-19.

• In England, the percentage of people who had all eight care process checks during 2018-19 stands at 40.8 per cent for people with Type 1 diabetes (42.9 per cent in 2017-18) and 54.3 per cent for people with Type 2 and other diabetes (58.8 per cent in 2017-18).

• In Wales, the percentage of people who had all eight care process checks during 2018-19 stands at 23.3 per cent for people with Type 1 diabetes (24.7 per cent in 2017-18) and 44.7 per cent for people with Type 2 and other diabetes (45.9 per cent in 2017-18).

• In England, the percentage of people who met the new all three treatment targets during 2018-19 stands at 19.6 per cent for people with Type 1 diabetes (18.9 per cent in 2017-18) and 40.5 per cent for people with Type 2 and other diabetes (40.2 per cent in 2017-18).

• In Wales, the percentage of people who met the new all three treatment targets during 2018-19 stands at 15.1 per cent for people with Type 1 diabetes (15.2 per cent in 2017-18) and 33.6 per cent for people with Type 2 and other diabetes (35.0 per cent in 2017-18).

Full detail at NHS Digital

 

12% of men and 9% of women with a very high waist circumference had either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, finds NHS Digital’s analysis of 2017 data

The majority of adults (64%) in England in 2017 were overweight or obese reports the UK  Health Survey for England 2017. It finds that males were more likely to be overweight (but not obese) compared to females, but females were more likely to be obese.

There was an association identified between the weight of the parents and children. Offspring of obese mothers were 28 per cent more likely to be obese, almost a quarter (24 per cent) of children of obese fathers were obese.

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Total diabetes was associated with waist circumference. 12% of men and 9% of women with a very high waist circumference had either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. This compared to 6% of men and 2% of women with high waist circumferences and 4% of men and 1% of women with a desirable waist circumference.

Doctor-diagnosed diabetes increased in the period during 1994 and 2017, with
some year-on-year fluctuation; from 3% to 8% among men, and from 2% to 5% among women.

The report also covers:

  • Fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Risk factors
  • Adult health conditions: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, chronic pain

Read the full report:  Health Survey for England 2017: Summary of key findings  from NHS Digital 

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National Diabetes Audit Report 1- Findings and Recommendations 2016-17

NHS Digital | November 2018 | National Diabetes Audit Report 1- Findings and Recommendations 2016-17

This report details the findings for the 2016-17 audit. The audit collected data during the Summer of 2017, for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2017 and contains the full key findings, recommendations, results of analysis for multiple readings, and information for learning disability and severe mental illness.

See NHS Digital for details