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Diabetes still goes unnoticed, resulting in delayed diagnosis

Presented By
Dr Katie Young, University of Exeter Medical School, United Kingdom
Conference
EASD 2020
A British study of more than 200,000 blood samples from people not diagnosed with diabetes showed that HbA1c screening could have identified 1% of cases of undiagnosed diabetes in people aged 40-69 years. These individuals were only clinically diagnosed with diabetes 2.3 years later on average, thus highlighting a substantial delay in time to diagnosis. The UK Biobank (UKBB) is a cohort of about 500,000 participants aged 40-69 years at recruitment, with primary care records (clinical codes and prescription data) available for 44% of participants. Dr Katie Young (University of Exeter Medical School, United Kingdom), presented the study which included participants without a diagnosis of diabetes at recruitment and had no indications of diabetes in their primary care records prior to recruitment (clinical codes for diabetes, HbA1c measurements ≥48 mmol/mol, or prescription for glucose-lowering medication) [1]. For these subjects, the time to receive a clinica...


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