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S5W-05467: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 12 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what progress there has been in implementing an early glycaemic intensification strategy for people with diabetes, as outlined in its 2014 Diabetes Improvement Plan.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 22 December 2016

Our Type 1 subgroup of the Scottish Diabetes Group (SDG) has reviewed early intensification strategies and evaluated the outcomes.

A national curriculum is being developed, outlining what patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes should understand at set checkpoints. This will include lesson plans and support materials. This will link with the creation of a ‘national expectations of care’ document which will include the setting of early glycaemic targets.