In this article, published by the British Journal of Diabetes, authors argue:
"For most, if not all, health economies it is possible to deliver care for all people with diabetes in a more effective and cost-effective way. To do this requires excellent clinical leadership, clear governance, respect for culture and relationships that already exist, service user and carer involvement at the centre, financial and contacting mechanisms that help rather than hinder innovation (even though there is unlikely to be any additional money), joined-up IT systems and a workforce that is committed to improvement and that understands its role. Consultant diabetologists have told us they are up for the challenge. The time has come to go and ruffle a few feathers, take some calculated risks and achieve something of which we can be proud."