Screening the population for diabetes

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6944.1639a (Published 18 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1639
  1. G Worral
  1. Centre for Rural Health Studies, Dr Wm H Newhook Memorial Clinic, Whitbourne, Newfoundland, Canada A0B 3K0.

    EDITOR, - Work done in Newfoundland, where the population prevalence of diagnosed diabetes is about 4%,1 supports the conclusions in Philip D Home's editorial.2 In an effort to test the frequently stated, but poorly researched, hypothesis that there are many people with undiagnosed diabetes in the community colleagues and I (a randomly selected …

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