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New data from the NDA highlights the importance of care processes

7 July 2017Laura Fargher, National Diabetes Audit Engagement Manager

For the first time, theNDAhas looked at long-term associations between disease outcomes and preceding diabetes care. Findings from analysis of seven years of longitudinal data show that there is an association between consistent completion of diabetes health care essentials and better outcomes.

People with diabetes who have consistently had the care processes have lower mortality and reduced progression to heart failure and renal replacement therapy. This new analysis supplements the NDA Complications and Mortality 2015–16 report, which covers cardiovascular complications, kidney disease, amputations, DKA and mortality.

Also published this week is the National Diabetes Insulin Pump Audit 2015–16 Report, which shows that insulin pump users are more likely to achieve all their treatment targets and, on average, have a lower HbA1c than those not using a pump.

The full reports are available on the NHS digital website:

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