Experts suggest opticians offer blood glucose tests

08/30/2011 | BBC

A study in the British Journal of General Practice revealed that of 1,000 optometry patients who agreed to have finger prick tests, one-third had abnormally high sugar levels, with nine diagnosed with pre-diabetes and seven diagnosed with diabetes. The findings suggest that opticians should offer blood glucose testing to identify patients with undiagnosed diabetes, experts said.

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