North West London Diabetes Guidelines
The North West London Diabetes Guidelines help healthcare practitioners to make good clinical decisions for their patients with diabetes. It covers both physical and mental health aspects of diabetes care, and has been put together with input from users who access diabetes services across our eight boroughs.
Within North West London, our Diabetes Transformation Programme is putting the patient at the centre of their care. We’re ensuring that all staff are trained together to make services more integrated and improve clinical outcomes for all patients.
The guidelines contain sections on diagnosing non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH) often referred to as pre-diabetes. There is information about diagnosing different types of diabetes and preventing complications including cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and foot disease. Structured education options for patients are also included, helping them to manage the condition.
The guidelines are aimed at all staff working in primary care in North West London, and will also be of use to clinical staff working in care homes and nursing homes. They were created with extensive collaboration and input from programme staff across our eight clinical commissioning groups.