Diabetes UK has branded 2012 a ‘lost year’ for diabetes healthcare after a survey suggested there has been almost no improvement to people’s standard of care over the past 12 months.
Of the 6,310 people who took part in the survey, 85% said their healthcare had stayed the same or got worse over the last year, while just 11% said it had improved.
Diabetes UK said it is disappointed by this lack of improvement, given there is widespread agreement from organisations such as th National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee that diabetes healthcare is not good enough.
There was some good news, with 79% of respondents saying they have had a leg and foot check in the past year, representing a rise of 4%.
source: Podiatry Now March 2013