The Scottish Government has launched Better Diabetes Care - a consultation to improve diabetes care over the next three years - and Diabetes UK Scotland is encouraging everyone affected by diabetes to take part.
Diabetes UK Scotland is consulting widely and is talking and listening to people affected by diabetes about their experiences of diabetes care and their priorities for the future.
Take part in our survey and meetings
Diabetes UK Scotland is taking a lead in the consultation process. We are holding meetings across the country to encourage people living with diabetes to respond to the consultation.
Black and Minority Ethnic Communities – 8 July, Fife.Students and diabetes – 9 July, Glasgow.Lanarkshire – 5 August, Wishaw.
Responding to the challenges of diabetes
"Diabetes is changing in Scotland," said Jane-Claire Judson, Director of Diabetes UK Scotland.
"Increasing numbers of people are being diagnosed earlier in life; this means that getting it right at diagnosis or when complications develop will become ever more important.
"Since 2002, Scotland has responded to the challenges of diabetes through, first, the Scottish Diabetes Framework and then the Diabetes Action Plan. Better Diabetes Care is an opportunity to bring this work fully up to date. Diabetes UK Scotland will be consulting widely across Scotland about the direction that diabetes services should take in Scotland."
The next step
The results of the consultation process will be fed in to the development of a new action plan for diabetes in Scotland.