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NICE guidance on diagnosis and management of type1 diabetes

New National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance covering issues for children/young people and adults who have type 1 diabetes (NICE, 2004a) has been published this week. The World Health Organization (1999) describes diabetes as a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology, characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia. It highlights the characteristic symptoms of the disease as being thirst, polyuria, blurred vision and weight loss.

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