I agree that it is very important people with diabetes can access the necessary care and support to manage their condition. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Quality Standard for diabetes sets out that people with diabetes should receive a structured educational programme, which NHS England is legally obliged to offer.
I am aware that there are a number of national and locally developed patient education programmes available including Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating for Type 1 diabetes,and Diabetes Education and Self-management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed for Type 2 diabetes.
While there is still much room for improvement, I am pleased that the proportion of people with diabetes being offered structured education is improving. For example, 16 per cent of people newly diagnosed with diabetes were offered structured education in 2012/13 compared to 8.4 per cent of those diagnosed in 2009. 
To help people avoid developing Type 2 diabetes, the Government is rolling out a national diabetes prevention programme, the first of its kind in the world. This programme is being introduced in line with the Five Year Forward View, and is expected to cover the entire country by 2020.  I know that the Department of Health is continuing to develop plans to improve outcomes for those with diabetes, and I am happy to say that NHS England is investing £42 million to help health organisations treat and manage diabetes.