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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to increase the level of diabetes screening. (113241)

The UK national screening committee has recommended that screening certain subgroups of the population who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes is feasible, but that it should be undertaken as part of an integrated programme to detect and manage cardiovascular risk factors. Officials are currently considering the implications of these recommendations.