Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 3 Issue 3

April 7, 2011
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50,000 misdiagnosed with diabetes

April 7, 2011

Source: NursingTimes.net

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Date of publication: 2nd March 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This story refers to a report entitled “Coding, Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes: A review of the coding, classification and diagnosis of diabetes in primary care in England” highlighting that 50,000 people have been told they have diabetes when they don’t have the condition and another 50,000 have been diagnosed with the wrong type of Diabetes.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Access the full report “Coding, Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes: A review of the coding, classification and diagnosis of diabetes in primary care in England” via the NHS Diabetes Reports and Guidance page


NW Health Trainers Synthesis Report

April 7, 2011

Source: Greater Manchester Public Health Practice Unit

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report describes the conception of the Health Trainer service, outlines the relevant legacy documents and provides indications of the way forward in light of recent government policy.  Appendix 1 (p31) describes a pilot scheme in Bolton around an intensive lifestyle intervention for people with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) through their Health Trainer services.   

Length of publication: 30 pages


Diabetes Outcomes Versus Expenditure Tool (DOVE) 2009/2010

April 7, 2011

Source: Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: Spreadsheet

In a nutshell: The tool allows users to compare expenditure on diabetes care with clinical outcomes for a selected PCT and other PCTs. Spending on diabetes care can be compared to a number of outcomes and after selecting cost data, outcome measure and PCT, two charts are created. One chart shows spending in 2009/10 compared to outcomes in the same year. The other chart compares the change in spending to the change in outcomes between 2008/09 and 2009/10.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Interactive CD for the South Asian community

April 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Diabetes UK has released a free interactive CD-ROM about type 2 diabetes tailored towards the South Asian community.  The CD-ROM, called “Patient Interaction Education for the South Asian Community”, takes the viewer through a journey of understanding diabetes and how it can be managed.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some Important notes: Copies available via the Diabetes UK web site for the cost of P&P


Productivity Considerations for Service Design: Diabetes

April 7, 2011

Source: Map of Medicine

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: Beta product

In a nutshell: This document should be used to achieve specific productivity improvements in Diabetes service design whilst maintaining the quality and safety of clinical care. This approach is being trialled as a beta product alongside the Map of Medicine Diabetes pathway, which covers all areas of a patient’s care.

Length of publication: 3 pages


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April 7, 2011

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