Prevention and Early Diagnosis - Closed for entry

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on the entry form

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives for adults and/or families and carers

This category is open to healthcare professionals working both in type 1 and type 2 diabetes; entries are invited for prevention and early diagnosis type 2 diabetes and/or for prevention of specialist complications in diabetes (see detailed category description below).

This category recognises the impact of preventative initiatives in helping children, adolescents and adults to live healthier lives and avoid developing type 2 diabetes, and early diagnosis initiatives to obtain the best outcome for the person with type 2 diabetes.

Entry section 1

Do you work in prevention and early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes?

Examples include:

  • Education and lifestyle initiatives addressing: health literacy
    • Awareness, risk factors and promotion of healthy diet and lifestyle for children, young people and emerging adults (up to 25 years old) and their families, the general population and for groups, for example those with a family history of type 2 diabetes, older people, people from more socially deprived areas and the BAME community
    • Life-threatening disease avoidance which impacts and lowers risk of developing diabetes, ie cardiovascular wellness with regard to diet choices and obesity
  • National initiatives: ie PHE, NHS England and Diabetes UK National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, commissioning group initiatives
  • Local initiatives: pharmacies, charities, schools, local government
  • Consumer brand initiatives, ie Tesco, Unilever, Weightwatchers, gym franchises
  • Innovative practice models supporting accurate and timely diagnosis improving patient outcomes
    • Increasing screening uptake or improving screening, eg diagnosing diabetes in optometrists practices, company health check initiatives
    • Use of diagnostic tools.

Entry section 2

Do you and your team work to reduce short-term or long-term complications in diabetes?

This category recognises initiatives that prevent specialist complications in diabetes. Diabetes, if poorly managed, can result in serious complications and reduced mortality such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, loss of vision, kidney disease and potential amputation of feet.

Examples include: Short-term: hypoglycaemia diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS).

Long-term: retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, neuropathy and obesity.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria


Maximum score attainable

















Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas


1. Effectiveness


To include efficiency improvements


2. Timeliness



3. User feedback



4. Safety



5. Financial savings




Sustainability and spread


How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

  • Launch at Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018:
    14 March
  • Entry closing date: 1 June
  • Judging day: 19 July
  • Awards ceremony: 18 October
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