Harrow Diabetes Strategy Implementation Group
Harrow CCG has a Diabetes Strategy Implementation Group in place. The group aims:
- To increase the percentage of diabetes patients that have achieved all the NICE-recommended treatment targets
- To increase the percentage of people with diabetes diagnosed less than a year who attend a structured education course
- To reduce the foot amputation rate
- To reduce the length of stay for in-patients with diabetes
- To increase the number of referrals to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
The Harrow Diabetes Strategy Implementation Group has a membership that includes patient representatives, a lay member, providers and commissioners, as well as a local Harrow Diabetes Lead Clinician. The group meet bi-monthly in the year.
Information about diabetes
Diabetes is a common lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. In the UK, approximately three million people are affected by diabetes. There are also thought to be around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes. Its impact and complications can cause blindness, amputations, and even early death.
Diabetes can cause various symptoms. Symptoms common to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes includes:
- Feeling thirsty
- Urinating frequently, particularly at night
- Feeling very tired
- Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk.
Click here to assess your risk of type 2 diabetes. If you are worried that you have any symptoms of diabetes then please visit your GP.
Find out more about local NHS diabetes services available in Harrow. Useful links to further diabetes information can be found here.