There is room for inprovement in the care of people with diabetes, according to a report from the Information Centre for health and social care.

The National Diabetes Audit, carried out by the Information Centre on behalf of the Healthcare Commission, is an ongoing audit designed to monitor care and help ensure consistent quality across the country.

The 2005-06 audit shows there is still room for improvement, with only 30 per cent of people having all of the recommended key tests and measurements carried out, although the level of achievement is increasing year on year.

The report shows that the young and the elderly are the least likely to get the care they need. While the implications differ for each age group, this can have serious consequences for the control of their diabetes, their general well-being and ultimately for adverse outcomes.

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