Latest paediatric diabetes report now available
The National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) has published a new report on the care and outcomes of children and young people living with the condition in 2021/22.
According to the new document, there was an increase in incidence of type 1 diabetes in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a continuing rise in the numbers of newly diagnosed children and young people with the condition in 2021/22.
Other key findings include:
- Almost all of those with type 2 diabetes were overweight or obese, and almost half had a diastolic or systolic blood pressure in the hypertensive range
- Despite reductions in the percentages recorded as requiring additional support between 2021/22, over a third of children and young people were assessed as requiring additional psychological support outside of multidisciplinary meetings
- Inequalities persist in terms of the use of diabetes related technologies in relation to ethnicity and deprivation.
These findings are based on data from 33,251 children and young people who received care from a paediatric diabetes unit in 2021/22 in England and Wales.
A number of recommendations related to staffing, care and health checks are also included in the report.
The report ‘Paediatric diabetes – Report on care and outcomes 2021/22 (NPDA)’ is available here.