Diabetes diagnosis rates driven up by GP practices

December 7, 2011

SourceGP Online 

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Date of publication: 3 November 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Practices in England are closing the gap between detected cases of diabetes and true levels of disease, QOF data suggest. This short news story presents data from Public Health Observatories which suggests GPs in England diagnosed and recorded around 52,000 more diabetes cases last year than would be expected from increases in prevalence alone.


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


Type 2 diabetes is still a silent killer

February 8, 2010

Source: Diabetes UK

Date of publication: 18 January 2010

Publication type: News story; survey

In a nutshell: Diabetes UK has published its 2009 survey of people with diabetes and access to healthcare services.  The findings indicate that 56 per cent of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes last year did not even suspect they could have the condition, as they failed to identify its early symptoms.

Some important notes: Link available to report [16p pdf]