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Study of 11.5 M Electronic Records Reveals Cases of Undiagnosed Diabetes

Of the 1,174,018 people with diabetes, 63,620 (5.4%) were found to have undiagnosed diabetes. Wherever electronic diabetes registers are used to support the provision of care, and where blood glucose levels, HbA1c and quality-of-care data are recorded in the same system, it should be possible to identify readily (and at low cost) individuals at risk of their diabetes going undetected and those receiving suboptimal care. This applies across all nations using electronic medical records, including Canada.
Dr. Tim Holt, CMAJ Open. Nov 2014