Table 1

 Comparison of results of four national surveys

*Significant difference 1998–2002, p<0.001.
†Significant difference 1998–2002, p<0.025.
‡Additional 28% with some form of “counsellor” in clinic.
Total number of consultant respondents360325244187
Response rate86%94%81%78%
Consultant with a special interest in diabetes32%48%78%89%*
Consultant caring for more than 40 young people23%45%74%94%*
Designated paediatric diabetes clinic63%88%91%98%
Diabetes specialist nurse in clinic61%87%93%98%†
Paediatric dietician in clinic37%57%65%61%
Psychologist/psychiatrist in clinic9%22%22%22%‡
Glycated haemoglobin at each visit91%90%88%86%