Glossary of terms

ACE inhibitor a class of drugs whose names end in priT, used in hypertension and cardiac failure.They are thought to protect the kidneys in early nephropathy albuminuria the presence of albumin in the urine denotes a urinary infection or kidney damage Alpha cells cells found in the pancreas which produce glucagon AT2 blockers angiotensin 2 blockers, also called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or sartans. Similar in action to ACE inhibitors. Possibly more effective in protecting kidneys....

The GP Contract Clinical Quality indicators for diabetes

DM 1 The practice can produce a register of all patients with diabetes mellitus DM 2 The percentage of patients with diabetes whose notes record BMI in the previous 15 months DM 3 The percentage of patients with diabetes in whom there is a record of smoking status in the previous 15 months except those who have never smoked where smoking status should be recorded once DM 4 The percentage of patients with diabetes who smoke and whose notes contain a record that smoking cessation advice has been...

Companies and organisations

The following provide drugs, equipment, booklets, leaflets, posters, videos, identification cards, monitoring diaries, GP information training, clinic packs, etc. (local representatives will have specific details of what is available). Please contact them at the telephone numbers given to find out exactly what they do provide. 10 Parkway London NW1 7AA Tel 020 7424 1000 Fax 020 7424 1001 Email info diabetes.org.uk Website www.diabetes.org.uk Diabetes UK is the national organisation for people...