Focus given to treating diabetes in those with learning disabilities

A document has been published to ensure people with learning disabilities and diabetes are given the same level of care across the country.

The NHS RightCare Pathway for Diabetes: Reasonable Adjustments for People with a Learning Disability guidance was developed because recent figures suggested diabetes and obesity rates were much higher among people with a learning disability.

The NHS England Learning Disability team worked collaboratively on the document with various health agencies to compile “reasonable adjustments” so those who commission health services have a better understanding of the needs of people with a learning disability.

Find out more here.

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