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Professor Rydén said: “We have simplified diagnosis because many patients may be disclosed with HbA1c, limiting the numbers who need the lengthier test. But a normal HbA1c does not rule out diabetes in high risk patients, who need to have an oral glucose tolerance test.”
Professor Grant said: “Diabetes is a complex disease and it is very important that cognitive behavioural strategies are built into the treatment strategy so that the patient is empowered to take care of themselves to a large extent.”
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