Diabetes Management Fails to Meet Clinical Guidelines

A retrospective analysis of diabetic retinopathy screening standards recently determined that the current National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for type 2 diabetes may be lacking. The single-center audit of a general practice included 50 records of type 2 diabetes patients.The researchers found that just 16 percent of individuals underwent retinal screening that adhered to NICE guidelines. Of the remainder, 60 percent went more than three months between their initial diagnosis and first screening, and 65 percent had a screening interval greater than one year. Read More