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Prevalence and predictors of delayed clinical diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes: a longitudinal cohort study.

Gopalan A, Mishra P, Alexeeff SE, et al. Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 2018;35:1655-1662.

Diagnostic delays are prevalent for both rare diseases and for common conditions such as type 2 diabetes. This retrospective cohort study in Northern California found that 30% of patients with laboratory evidence of new type 2 diabetes experienced at least a 1-year delay before a diabetes diagnosis was added to their chart. The authors suggest automated tools to facilitate earlier diabetes diagnosis and treatment.