Diabetes is one of the key areas where health inequalities are impacting on the people of Walsall.

Recommendations from Healthwatch engagement exercise around diabetes included:

  • To set up diabetes support groups (to include education and self-management)
  • Improved links to talking therapies around long term conditions.
  • Improved connections with diverse communities
  • Improved consistency and “management” by GPs
  • Improved communication around early intervention and pre-diabetic support

Work is currently underway to understand and further develop the diabetes pathways for adults with a focus on prevention and supporting them to manage their diabetes to reduce the risk of long term complications.