Evidence and evaluation

Personalised Care for People with Type 2 Diabetes (SSPC, 2019) (PDF)

This paper summarises research, guidelines and other evidence about areas of care which can be improved, including information on improvement methods and interventions.


Toolkits guidance or resources

Information for patients

NHS Inform includes overview of diabetes 1 and 2. It includes self-help guides which staff can use to encourage conversations with patients around health literacy and self-management.

Learning module- Type 2 diabetes and the low-GI diet

This module describes the use of a low GI diet as an adjunct treatment for diabetes, using a case study of a real patient registered at the author's practice. It is 30 minutes long and is free for RCGP members.



The Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) website provides more information on diabetes from a number of sources. It also provides useful links to other sites, among these for the annual Scottish Diabetes Survey. 

You can also find more data information on ISD Scotland diabetes web pages.


Learning from others

Clinical Decision Support for Diabetes in Scotland - NHS Tayside and NHS Lothian

Clinician Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) provide health care professionals (HCPs) with automated advice about best practice patient care. Prompts are provided via IT software and are tailored to the individual patient based on the real time data available.



NHS Research Scotland - Diabetes

GP Surgeries can register as a member of SDRN and take part in clinical studies, either by conducting the research themselves or by referring patients to larger secondary care sites. Registration is a straightforward process and sites who would like to become involved should contact administrator-sdrn@dundee.ac.uk or 01382 383 241