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Diabetes screening for housebound patient

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 23, PAGE NO: 36Dawn Brookes, BA, RGN, RM, is district nursing sister, Milman Road Health Centre, ReadingDiabetes mellitus officially affects 3% of people in England and Wales (Audit Commission, 2000). However, its prevalence is thought to be higher than current rates of diagnosis suggest and an estimated two million people in the UK have the disease (Health Service Guidelines, 1997).

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