28 February 2017
Background to the Audit
Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. High blood glucose levels over time may cause complications associated with diabetes including damage to small and large blood vessels and nerves. Over time this can result in blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and amputations. However, with good diabetes care and blood glucose control, the risks of complications are markedly reduced, enabling children and young people with diabetes to live a healthy, happy and longer life. The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) was established to compare the care and outcomes of all children and young people with diabetes receiving care from Paediatric Diabetes Units (PDUs) in England and Wales. The audit is commissioned by the Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP), funded by NHS England and the Welsh Government, and is managed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. This is the 13th annual report of the Audit.
Further information and the full audit can be found here: National Paediatric Diabetes Audit Report 2015-2016
and is also attached below.