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Diabetes Action Plan 2010: Quality Care for Diabetes in Scotland, 20/08/10 [S]

The Scottish Government has published an action plan setting out a three-year vision for improving the health and wellbeing of people with diabetes.

The Scottish Diabetes Action Plan 2010 offers the opportunity for the diabetes community to work together to share best practice, support and deliver high quality care.

The plan aims to:

  • Promote self-management of the condition through effective education, better access to psychological support and the use of information technology
  • Minimise the impact of the potentially serious complications associated with diabetes
  • Increase the availability of intensive insulin treatment for people with Type 1 diabetes, including insulin pump therapy
  • Create a stronger emphasis on screening and prevention of diabetes
More than 228,000 people in Scotland have been diagnosed with diabetes.

There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 which usually develops in childhood; and Type 2 diabetes which accounts for almost 90 per cent of all cases, usually occurs in the over 35s (average age 52) and is more common in people who are overweight.

For full details see Diabetes Action Plan 2010: Quality Care for Diabetes in Scotland which is available from the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Diabetes Action Plan 2010: Quality Care for Diabetes in Scotland