Local diabetes service advisory groups LDSAGs

Coordination of services by LDSAGs is crucial to their success. Local committees can achieve this very effectively. They should comprise representatives of local purchasing authorities (for example health authorities or primary care trusts), providers (hospital consultants and general practitioners), diabetes specialist nurses, and consumers (diabetic patients). Effective discussions in this group can substantially enhance local services which might otherwise become seriously fragmented.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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