Health Professional Section
This section contains guidelines for all members of the multidisciplinary diabetes care team in both primary and secondary care on how to manage diabetes and run a diabetes service on a day to day basis. They have been compiled by professional members of the Carmarthenshire Local Diabetes Services Advisory Group. The sources on which they are based include:
the landmark studies summarised in the Clinical trial abstracts section below
the International Diabetes Federation Guidelines (www.staff.newcastle.ac.uk/philip.home/t2dg1999.htm)
the Scottish Intercollegiate Group Network guidelines for Management of Diabetes (www.sign.ac.uk)
the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines (www.nice.org.uk)
other sources specifically referenced in each section
They are fully consistent with the recommendations contained in the Implementation document of the National Service Framework for Diabetes in Wales (www.nhs.wales.uk/nsf). Although the guidelines have been specifically compiled for use in Carmarthenshire, with minor changes they should be generally applicable in any locality. These guidelines are intended to be reviewed on an annual basis.