Diabetes

The London Diabetes Strategic Clinical Network recommends the adoption of HbA1c for the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes across London. See the London Consensus Statement in Downloads.


Diabetes structured education

Diabetes structured education is quality-assured training that provides people with diabetes, their family and carers with the knowledge and confidence to self-manage their condition through diet, physical activity and medication. It is essentially providing the foundation support for diabetes self-management. Diabetes structured education improves health outcomes and reduces the onset of serious health complications.

To find local structured education services, type 'education' into the search bar below. 

Coding attendance at structured education

The National Diabetes Audit measures patient attendance for structured education. Despite the offer for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients, the percentage of patients recorded as having attended structured education is very low. This is likely due to variability of coding and recording this information into the patient's EMIS record. It is, therefore, important GP practices have processes in place to ensure coding of patient structured education attendance. Find how attendance information for each of the available diabetes structured education courses is communicated to practices and which codes should be used on the relevant service pages.


Area specific guidance for Islington

Notification: Whittington HbA1c reporting unit change 

From 6 January 2020, the Whittington laboratory has announced that it will be implementing a new method for measuring HbA1c to improve performance and ensure provision of high-quality results. The change in measurement method will mean that HbA1c results will be reported in the IFCC units of mmol/mol only (DCCT % units will no longer be provided). To help with conversions you can use the following resources:


Area specific guidance for Camden

The Camden Diabetes Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) is a multi-trust partnership set up to meet the needs of people with diabetes in Camden. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is the lead provider, working in partnership with CNWL, UCLH and Haverstock Healthcare.

Patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes can be reviewed in the Emergency Assessment Unit at UCLH if required.

See Downloads for information on My Type 1 Diabetes, a digital resource to help adults with T1 diabetes to gain more understanding of their condition.


Area specific guidance for Haringey

Notification: Whittington HbA1c reporting unit change 

From 6 January 2020, the Whittington laboratory has announced that it will be implementing a new method for measuring HbA1c to improve performance and ensure provision of high-quality results. The change in measurement method will mean that HbA1c results will be reported in the IFCC units of mmol/mol only (DCCT % units will no longer be provided). To help with conversions you can use the following resources:


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Dr Sarah Morgan, clinical lead for Diabetes

Camden Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Sarah Morgan

Dr Nick Dattani, clinical lead for Diabetes

Barnet Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Nick Dattani

Dr Alpesh Patel, clinical lead for Diabetes

Enfield Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Alpesh Patel

Dr Sharon Seber, clinical lead for Diabetes

Haringey Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Sharon Seber

Dr Karl Roberts, clinical lead for Diabetes

Islington Borough Adults /LTCs /Prevention Clinical Lead

Dr Karl Roberts


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Last updated: Feb 18th, 2021
Review date: Jul 12th, 2021