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102 e-Letters

  • Re: Retinopathy Screening: an opportunity for intervention
    Arabella Melville

    Dear Editor:

    I agree that every opportunity should be taken to discuss with patients with diabetes how they can reduce the risk of complications, and that screening can present one such opportunity. However, because the effectiveness of this approach has not been tested in an RCT, it was not included in the review on which this Effective Health Care Bulletin was based.

  • Retinopathy Screening: an opportunity for intervention
    David Kinshuck
    Dear Editor

    The authors point out the effectiveness and need for retinopathy screening and foot care in diabetes. However, as in much of the "screening" literature, the opportunity for intervention during the screening visit is not ephasised.

    We know that by achieving an HbA1c of 6% and blood pressure of 130/80 or below, not smoking, and having a hyperlipidaemia treated, most retinopathy could be avoided or delayed (U...

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