MD, FRCP, FHEA, MRCGP, DRCOG, MB ChB, BSc (Hons) Hon Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes, George Eliot Hospital, NHS Trust, Professorial Clinical Teaching Fellow: Diabetes & Clinical Skills, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK
Excellence in Diabetes Care: The Alphabet Strategy Approach
The management of diabetes and its complications represents a significant cost to the NHS at 9.8% of its total budget. The incidence of diabetes will rise in line with increased levels of obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The vast majority of costs are in relation to the complications of diabetes such as cardiovascular disease which can be prevented.