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Pretence patient diabetes?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by WHT, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. WHT

    WHT Type 2 · Member

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    Do you think a doctor would on the pretence tell a patient they were diabetic T2 to meet protocol targets?
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    No.
    A diabetes diagnosis takes blood tests.
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    What "protocol targets" would these be?
     
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  4. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a bit confused by the question- do you think doctors have targets they have to meet?

    I don't think a doctor would tell someone they were diabetic unless that's what the tests show. In fact from various threads here the problem seems the reverse that people aren't alerted early enough.

    I'm wondering whether you were diagnosed as a diabetic? If you were and have been careful with your diet it may be that the next test showed you in non-diabetic ranges but that doesn't void the first test. In my (admittedly new experienced) views even if your tests do come down if you fail to eat appropriately you will end up in the diabetic range.
     
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  5. Struma

    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No, I really don't think so.

    @Guzzler Possibly QOF?
     
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  6. Bittern

    Bittern Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It would be unethical and could lead to a reprimand or being struck off
     
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  7. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I certainly agree with your comment about doctors not informing people that they are either pre diabetic or have diabetes. I wasn't told unless you count having a letter sent to me stating that my ANNUAL DIABETIC REVIEW was due !! Came as a bit of a shock seeing no one had bothered to tell me that I had diabetes.
     
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  8. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Don't think there's anything in the QOF that covers deliberately misleading or misdiagnosing a patient to meet a quota. :)
     
  9. WHT

    WHT Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you you've answered my question.
     
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