Pharmacies test 30,000 for type 2 diabetes in major Australian trial

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Pharmacists have finished screening more than 30,000 patients for type 2 diabetes under a major trial running across Australia.

Launched last year, the Pharmacy Diabetes Screening Trial has involved 363 pharmacies tasked with assessing patients aged between 35 and 74 for both type 2 and pre-diabetes.

The findings of the trial, due to be published in June, will determine whether pharmacy screening is clinically cost-effective and worth rolling out nationally given the estimated 500,000 patients with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

According to the

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