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Diabetes care improves, but patients still missing out on key tests

More people with diabetes are now receiving all nine of the key tests for diabetes care recommended by NICE, but thousands are still missing out on the essential tests, according to latest figures from the National Diabetes Audit.

All patients should receive nine crucial tests from their GP at an annual review of their diabetes management. These include measurements of weight, blood pressure, smoking status, a marker for blood glucose called HbA1c, urinary albumin, serum creatinine, cholesterol, and tests to assess whether the eyes and feet have been damaged by diabetes.

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