Table 1 General and clinical characteristics of study population
CharacteristicAllGP (n = 100)DNS (n = 100)MS (n = 100)
Female (%)54564758
Age (years)72.3 (7.4)74.7 (7.7)71.3 (7.2)70.9 (6.7)
Type 2 diabetes (%)9810010094
HbA1c (% )7.6 (1.3)7.1 (1.0)7.3 (1.1)8.3 (1.2)
Insulin use (%)45222587
Oral glucose-lowering drug (%)50667211
  • Data are mean (SD) or percentages.

  • GP, general practice; DNS, diabetes nurse specialist practice; HbA1c, glycosylated haemoglobin; MS medical specialist.