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...But where are the resources?

Dr Clare Davison does not have the time or resources to deliver any more education to patients with diabetes.

New draft guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommends all patients receive regular 'structured education' on diabetes from a team comprising a specialist nurse and a dietitian. But Dr Davison, a GP in east London with an interest in diabetes, said: 'I don't think GPs have the capacity to do the routine clinical care of people with diabetes, let alone spend all the time necessary on patient education.

'It's very expensive, it's very labour-intensive and there are many other competing priorities.'

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