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Diabetes UK

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has guidance for its staff on inspecting the quality of care for residents with diabetes mellitus living in care homes. Click on this link for the guidance, which outlines the elements of good diabetes care. 

Diabetes UK has printed a leaflet which outlines 15 essential checks and services that people with diabetes should receive - click here for details and a 13-page booklet about eating well with Type 2 diabetes.

Here's a link to Diabetes UK's website and  diabetes and older people.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) regularly sets and reviews health guidelines for people with diabetes.

Here's a useful leaflet about what to expect at your annual foot check if you have diabetes.