Table 6Some items of the initial diabetes assessment

  • Acute medical history
  • Social, cultural and educational history/lifestyle review
  • Complications history/symptoms
  • Long-term/recent diabetes history
  • Other medical history/systems
  • Family history of diabetes/arterial disease
  • Drug history/current drugs
  • Vascular risk factors
  • Smoking
  • General examination
  • Weight/body mass index
  • Foot/eye/vision examination
  • Urine albumin excretion/urine protein/serum creatinine
  • Psychological well-being
  • Attitudes to medicine and self-care
  • Immediate family and social relationships and availability of informal support

From: 13, Management of special situations

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Type 1 Diabetes in Adults: National Clinical Guideline for Diagnosis and Management in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 15.1.
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