Table 1

Comparison of results of three national surveys

*Significant change 1988–1999.
**Significant change 1994–1999.
Total number of consultant respondents360325244
Consultant with a special interest in diabetes32%48%78%**
Consultant caring for more than 40 young people23%45%74%**
Designated paediatric diabetes clinic63%88% 91%*
Diabetes specialist nurse in clinic61%87%93%**
Paediatric dietitian in clinic37%57%65%**
Counsellor in clinic9% 22%22%*
Glycated haemoglobin at each visit91%90% 88%