'Difficult' diabetes targets are feasible, UKPDS reveals

Pedder, Cato
March 2004
Pulse;3/22/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 12, p2
Details the claim of Professor Rury Holman, a diabetes expert, that general practitioners (GP) will be able to meet challenging diabetes targets in the GMS contract only by monitoring hypertensive diabetes and using combination therapy more widely. Drop in blood pressure levels in type 2 patients as GP implement hypertension guidelines; Fears expressed previously by GP that type 2 diabetes patients may be neglected under the new contract because so much effort is needed to hit the quality and outcomes targets.


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