Type 2 diabetes remission not triggered by regular care processes, research reveals
Individuals with type 2 diabetes can achieve remission without receiving annual care processes, new evidence shows.
Research published in the journal Diabetic Medicine has reported that formal recognition of remission may affect provision or uptake of care processes.
During the study, a team of scientists examined the health of more than 2,000,000 adults with type 2 diabetes included in the 2018/19 National Diabetes Audit (NDA) for England and Wales to assess whether yearly care processes can help people achieve remission.
According to the findings, more than 16,000 participants were coded with remission in the 2018/19 NDA.
The results state: “After adjustment for age, sex, socioeconomic deprivation and ethnicity, people coded with remission were less likely to receive each care process than those without such coding irrespective of HbA1c measurements (relative risk (RR) of receiving all eight care processes 0.70 (95 per cent CI 0.69-0.72).
“For the 339,235 people with evidence of remission irrespective of diagnostic coding compared to those without such evidence the RR for receiving all eight care processes was 0.94 (95 per cent CI 0.93-0.94).”
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