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Savill P. Identifying patients at risk of type 2 diabetes. Practitioner 2012;256 (1753):25-27

Identifying patients at risk of type 2 diabetes

21 Aug 2012Pais-up subscribers

In July 2012, NICE published guidance on the identification and management of type 2 diabetes in adults who are at high risk. This new NICE guidance dovetails with the NHS Health Check programme. The guidance advises using a validated risk assessment tool to identify patients at risk of diabetes. NICE recommends that high-risk patients should be offered a programme encouraging them to undertake a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week, gradually lose weight to reach and maintain a BMI within the healthy range, increase consumption of whole grains, vegetables, and other foods that are high in dietary fibre, reduce the total amount of fat in their diet and eat less saturated fat.

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