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GPs' diagnoses of type II diabetes rose by 50% in 10 years, study shows

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:474
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The prevalence of type II diabetes has increased by more than 50% in a decade, a UK study of GP consultations indicates.

    The number of patients with a diagnosis of high blood pressure has also increased by a third, and consultations for hypothyroidism are up too, shows the study in the British Journal of General Practice (2005;55:589-95).

    The results should prompt …

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