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Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk [PH38]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.6.5

For people at high risk (a high risk score and fasting plasma glucose of 5.5–6.9 mmol/l, or HbA1c of 42–47 mmol/mol [6.0–6.4%]), offer a blood test at least once a year (preferably using the same type of test). Also offer to assess their weight or BMI. This includes people without symptoms of type 2 diabetes whose: •first blood test measured fasting plasma glucose at 7.0 mmol/l or above, or an HbA1c of 48 mmol/mol (6.5%) or greater, but •whose second blood test did not confirm a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. [2012]

What was measured: Proportion of people at high risk (i.e. those who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes, non-diabetic hyperglycaemia or impaired glucose regulation) who had their BMI checked.
Data collection end: March 2017
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. National Diabetes Prevention Programme Pilot Study.

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