Diabetes heat map of England

 

 

 
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As this recent “fat map” continues to be widely reported in the press, our Clinical Director Linda Goldie has pointed out that more information is needed to draw conclusions. The map shows the rate of prescriptions for type 2 #diabetes across the country increasing from 2011 to 2015, but could the higher rates in some places be down to better screening and more effective control? We would need to look at patient outcomes to learn more about this distribution.

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