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ea0045p14 | Diabetes | BSPED2016

Identifying the barriers to diagnosing type 1 diabetes in young people in the primary care setting

Suo Chenqu , Wilson Kate , Acerini Carlo

Objectives: In the UK the majority of young people presenting for the first time with signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes (T1D) are initially seen by general practitioners (GPs). Mis- or delayed diagnosis is not uncommon, and it increases the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis-related morbidity. This study seeks to identify the specific challenges faced by GPs in this setting in order to develop effective care pathways and recommendations for improving the timely diagnosis of T1D...