1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

NICE Guidelines

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Laura66, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Laura66

    Laura66 Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Hi everyone, I'm looking for your views and opinions on the NICE type 1 and type 2 guidelines for a presentation that I'm giving at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference next month.

    (Type 1 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng17)

    (Type 2 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng28)

    A few suggestions are...

    Are the guidelines important to you as a patient or carer? Please expand on your answer if you can.

    Are the guidelines in line with what you expect in order to manage your diabetes?

    Is the Type 1 HbA1c target realistic? Will it add pressure to you and the way you self manage? Will be beneficial to you?

    How do you think the guidelines affect the care you receive?

    Please feel free to add any thoughts, views, experiences, opinions etc and please share this within your communities - the more answers the better. Thank you in advance for your comments - they will be really helpful in shaping my presentation.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,127
    Likes Received:
    3,069
    Trophy Points:
    198
    .
    Are the guidelines important to you as a patient or carer? Please expand on your answer if you can.
    Yes, they govern what my GP and care team can or cannot do to help me manage my condition.


    Are the guidelines in line with what you expect in order to manage your diabetes?
    No they do not reflect current knowledge of the disease, and are always lagging behind current practice. This year i was pleasantly surprised in that they now for the first time place the patient into the centre of the care plan.


    Is the Type 1 HbA1c target realistic? Will it add pressure to you and the way you self manage? Will be beneficial to you?
    i am not T1, As a T2D i managed to reach my target the week before 2015 publication date, so v. pleased. Having a target is good, in my opinion. Someone has to draw the line. At least we all seek the same goal,


    How do you think the guidelines affect the care you receive?
    Adversly. Guidelines govern training and thus future care, which gets set in concrete. Although I am achieving target, there is resistance by support team because I am not doing it their way, and they know best. Do they? They have become inflexible because the guidelines force them to think and act in a certain way. they treat the guidelines as Regulations and cannot deviate for fear of reprisal.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook