People with diabetes are not given enough information on self care, survey shows

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:819
  1. Kirsten Patrick
  1. BMJ

    People in England with diabetes are not being offered sufficient information about their condition to help them manage it better, a survey by the Healthcare Commission shows. And when they are hospitalised for other conditions, some are not helped to manage their diabetes while in hospital, it says.

    The survey, conducted in 2006 for the commission by the National Centre for Social Research, examined the services that primary care trusts commissioned to help people with diabetes. It aimed to find out whether adults with diabetes were being given the support they needed to look after themselves, in line with the national service framework on diabetes. The …

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