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Baxendale Care Home, Whetstone, holds diabetes awareness day
A care home held an event to showcase the findings of a new diabetes survey.
Baxendale, off High Road, Whetstone, announced the findings of the first ever National Diabetes Care Home Audit last Thursday.
The research, led by the Institute of Diabetes, show only one in ten care home residents have the condition - at odds with previous research which suggested the figure was 26 per cent.
But the survey revealed 60 per cent of the 2,043 premises surveyed did not have a member of staff trained to deal with diabetes, which causes high blood sugar.
Councillor Alison Cornelius, chairman of Barnet Council's health overview and scrutiny committee, who attended the event, said: “I was delighted to be invited to the launch of this survey which has come up with some very important information about how care homes in this country support residents with diabetes.
“The survey should prove extremely useful to the Care Quality Commission in assessing the quality of diabetes care currently being delivered and how it might be improved in certain homes.”
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