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Diabetes: Screening

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diabetics visited hospitals and clinics in order to get their blood glucose tested in each year since 1997. (129393)

Data are not collected in the format requested.

The table shows the numbers of people with diabetes who received HbA1c (a marker of long-term control of diabetes) or equivalent test in 2004-05 and 2005-06, the latest years for which figures are available:

Numbers of people aged 17 and over with diagnosed diabetes

Numbers of people who received a HbA1c or equivalent test in the previous 15 months

2004-05

1,734,165

1,637,774

2005-06

1,841,571

1,776,415

Source:

The Quality and Outcomes Framework