Glucose challenge test screening for prediabetes and early diabetes

October 17, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: October 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Glucose challenge test screening, followed, if abnormal, by an oral glucose tolerance test, would be convenient and more accurate than other opportunistic tests. Use of glucose challenge test screening could improve management by permitting earlier therapy.

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Mass diabetes screening ‘being considered’

June 7, 2013

Source: GPOnline

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication Type: News story

In a nutshell: Officials are examining whether GPs and the wider NHS should screen the whole adult population for diabetes, with a decision due later this year.

Length of publication: 1 web page


How much does screening bring forward the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and reduce complications?

March 7, 2012

Source: Diabetologia Online First DOI: 10.1007/s00125-011-2441-9

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Date of publication:  Feb 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Report of a  parallel-group, cohort study of people aged 40–65 years, free of known diabetes, identified from the population register of a general practice in Ely, Cambridgeshire.  The researchers concluded that diabetes screening resulted in cases being identified on average 3.3 years earlier, but further evidence is needed to justify the introduction of population-based screening.

Length of publication: Various

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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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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


The Hull Integrated Diabetes Care Programme (HIDCaP)

January 7, 2010

Source:  Diabetes UK

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Date of publication:  December 2009

Publication type: Web page

In a nutshell: This programme was developed to achieve the goals of World Class Commissioning including improved screening, increased awareness and management of Diabetes Type 2. The integrated team involved primary and specialist health care professionals working jointly with service users, public health, service managers and commissioners to achieve improved networking and partnerships. It includes practice visits, a support programme, structured education for people with diabetes, staff education and a social marketing campaign to increase awareness.

Length of publication: 1 pages


Screening for sight threatening diabetic retinopathy using non-mydriatic retinal camera in a primary care setting

June 7, 2009

Title:   Screening for sight threatening diabetic retinopathy using non-mydriatic retinal camera in a primary care setting: to dilate or not to dilate?

 Source:   International Journal of Clinical Practice, 63 (3) p.433-438

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Date of publication:   01 March 2009

Publication type:  Clinical trial

In a nutshell:   This article outlines a masked cross-sectional comparative study, to evaluate 3 strategies used for community based screening for sight threatening diabetic retinopathy (STDR). 216 type 1 and type 2 patients were screened and the prevalence of STDR was 14.3%. Concludes that screening for STDR with NMC can be performed with one non-stereoscopic retinal photograph per eye with mydriasis using tropicamide 0.5% and that screening without mydriasis increases the number of referrals.

Length of publication:    5 pages

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Acknowledgement  Cinahl