These profiles offer a wide range of local, regional and national information related to the distribution and determinants of: 

  • diabetes type 1 and type 2
  • measures of patient treatment and care
  • diabetes-related complications

The indicators can be used for several purposes, including:

  • local needs assessment
  • informing commissioning decisions
  • supporting service improvement
  • programme evaluation  

Who these profiles are for

The goal of this guidance is to help professionals improve care and the consequences of diabetes.

Where the data comes from

The data used to generate the indicators comes from different sources, including:

  • routine primary care data
  • national survey data
  • national clinical audit data
  • hospital records

If the data is available, the profiles allow user to view the at numerous geographies against different benchmarks and over different time-periods. The data presented focuses on adults with diabetes.

Other resources are available that have data specific to children and young people with diabetes.

How the data is organised

We have grouped the data into 5 topics:

  1. Prevalence and risk. Data on the factors associated with higher chance of developing diabetes and the frequency of diabetes, by type and different demographics.
  2. Care processes. The extent to which practice meet standards recommended by NICE.
  3. Treatment targets. Measures of the extent to which important treatment targets are achieved. How well blood glucose and blood pressure are controlled and statin prescription aligns with NICE guidance.
  4. Structured education. Referral and attendance of newly diagnosed to educational courses to support self-management.
  5. Foot care activity. Amputation rates controlled for population structure and spells in hospital due to diabetic foot disease.

Contact us

For enquiries or feedback relating to the cardiovascular disease profile, email