Diabetes UK offers a list of 15 basic health checks that everyone with diabetes – whether Type 1 or Type 2 – should receive.
Based on official NHS guidance across the UK, the 15 healthcare essentials checklist (PDF, 164KB: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/upload/About%20us/15%20measures%20checklist.pdf ;) sets out the minimum standard of care that people with diabetes need to help manage their condition.
The 15 checks are:
1. Get your blood glucose levels measured at least once a year.
2. Have your blood pressure measured
3. Have your blood fats (cholesterol) measured every year.
4. Have your eyes screened
5. Have your feet checked
6. Have your kidney function monitored annually.
7. Have your weight checked
8. Get support if you are a smoker
9. Receive care planning to meet your individual needs
10. Attend an education course
11. Receive paediatric care if you are a child or young person.
12. Receive high quality care if admitted to hospital.
13. Get information and specialist care if you are planning to have a
14. See specialist diabetes healthcare professionals to help you manage your diabetes.
15. Get emotional and psychological support.