Quarter of people with diabetes in England are undiagnosed

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:656
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Nearly one in every four people with diabetes are undiagnosed or do not have the condition noted in their medical records, a clinical audit of all healthcare sectors in England published this week has found.

    The first year of the National Diabetes Audit collected information on more than 250 000 people in England for 2003-4, with data given by 20% of primary care trusts, including more than 1700 general practices, 47 hospital trusts, and 58 specialist paediatric units. It compared the number of people diagnosed and registered with …

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