One Practice, 28 new Diabetics

Although not directly as a result of the project, one surgery has recorded a rise in their diabetic population of 28 patients (rising from 489 to 517 diabetics) in the four months of the screening process.  Some patients were identified by the screening letters and blood tests, but some were identified because of a review of pre-existing blood tests, and a migration to using HbA1c as a part of the screening armamentarium.  Much of it was assisted by the heightened awareness within practice staff and patients of diabetes caused by the project.

Other practices within the patch are being invited to participate in the same way.