Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 4

April 29, 2010

Please ignore these posts if you have previously seen them.  Volume 2 Issue 5 will be published shortly.

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Diabetes services in Scotland urged to do more

April 8, 2010

Title:  Diabetes services in Scotland urged to do more

Source: Diabetes UK 

Follow this link for full text

Date of publication:  March 2010

Publication type:  Web page

In a nutshell: This post summarises the findings of the “Better Diabetes Care Survey Report 2009”. 1,000 people in Scotland with diabetes took part in the survey and whilst praise for recent improvements in care is given, considerable concerns remain that there are significant gaps in services.

Length of publication:  1 page

Some Important Notes:  At the bottom of the web page you will find a link to the full  report – 24 pages


The effect of screening on the prevalence of diagnosed type 2 diabetes in primary care

April 8, 2010

Source:  Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 27 (4) p.232-237

Link here for abstract

Date of publication: 01 December 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 10 healthcare centres with 44 GPs in the Netherlands were involved in the study. GPs were surveyed and patient electronic records were examined to identify links between screening activity and the prevalence of diabetes. This article concludes that GP screening activity has a statistically significant and relevant influence on the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library

Acknowledgement:  Cinahl