The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) and the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) provide a comprehensive view of diabetes care in England and Wales. They measure the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards. This is the first Young People with Type 2 Diabetes report. It aims to document the number of people with type 2 diabetes up to the age of 40 years, their characteristics and the diabetes care they receive. This is important because adverse diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes are more common in people who develop diabetes at an early age and it is thought the numbers are increasing.
NDA data (people of all ages) has been linked to NPDA data (children attending specialist paediatric diabetes clinics) to create a cohort of young people with type 2 diabetes from both data sets. Where necessary, to confirm the diagnosis and type of diagnosis, HbA1c and prescription information were used.