Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 6

June 7, 2010
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Impact of an informed choice invitation on uptake of screening for diabetes in primary care (DICISION): randomised trial

June 7, 2010

Source: British Medical Journal (BMJ) (2010) 340: c2138

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Date of publication: May 2010

Publication type: Journal article (Online)

In a nutshell: This randomised controlled trial compared the effect of an invitation promoting informed choice for screening with a standard invitation on attendance and motivation to engage in preventive action in four UK general practices. The study found that providing information to support choice did not adversely affect attendance for screening for diabetes. However, those from socially deprived groups were less likely to attend, regardless of the type of invitation received.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Trends in lower extremity amputations in people with and without diabetes in England, 1996-2005

June 7, 2010

Source: Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 01 February 2010, 87 (2) p.275-282

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Date of publication: February 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study of hospital activity data examined trends in non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (LEAs) between 1996 and 2005 in people with and without diabetes (DM) in England. The incidence of type 2 DM-related amputations increased by 43%, from 2.0 to 2.7/100,000 population. It concludes that a number of varying factors may be attributable to this increase but highlights the importance of diabetes prevention strategies and controlling risk factors for LEAs in people with diabetes.

Length of publication: 7 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


Screening and diagnosing diabetes in optometrists’ practices: an evaluation of perceptions, attitudes and beliefs

June 7, 2010

Source:  Practical Diabetes International, 01 March 2010, 27 (2) p.55-58

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Date of publication:  March 2010

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This research considers optometrists’ perceptions, attitudes and beliefs towards diabetes and screening with a view to implementing a pilot study of selective testing in optometry practices. Focus groups and interviews were conducted with 21 optometrists in Northern England indicating a varied awareness of diabetes and early diagnosis, a reluctance to accept a screening role, organisational barriers, and the changing roles of optometrists. In conclusion, optometrists are willing to carry out capillary blood glucose tests, provided that the scheme is simple, is supported by other health care professionals and is properly funded.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


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June 7, 2010

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