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Saturday, 12 November 2011

GPs told to screen all patients aged over 25 for diabetes !

GPs should go through their practice records and identify all patients aged over 25 who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes – in particular those of South Asian descent – a new draft NICE guideline recommends.
The guideline – put out for consultation today – marks a massive expansion in diabetes screening, with NICE recommending GPs invite all patients identified as high risk for a blood test.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This makes sense so it probably will not happen. All it needs is a blood test open to all those aged 25. There is a diabetes time bomb out there - something needs to be done