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Community pharmacy type 2 diabetes risk assessment: Demographics and risk results

Twigg, Michael J.; Wright, David J.; Thornley, Tracey; Haynes, Lisa


Michael J. Twigg

David J. Wright

Lisa Haynes


Objectives To determine the demographics and risk results of patients accessing a community pharmacy diabetes risk assessment service. Method Participating patients underwent an assessment using a validated questionnaire to determine their 10-year risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Patients were given appropriate lifestyle advice or referred to their general practitioner if necessary. Key findings In total, 21302 risk assessments were performed. Nearly one-third (29%) of 3427 risk assessments analysed yielded a result of moderate or high chance of developing the condition. Conclusions Community pharmacies can identify a significant number of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. Further follow-up work needs to be done to determine the cost-effectiveness of such a service and the consequences of receiving a risk assessment.


Twigg, M. J., Wright, D. J., Thornley, T., & Haynes, L. (2015). Community pharmacy type 2 diabetes risk assessment: Demographics and risk results. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23(1), 80-82.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 23, 2014
Publication Date Feb 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 18, 2023
Journal International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Print ISSN 0961-7671
Electronic ISSN 2042-7174
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 1
Pages 80-82
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