I am a General Practitioner and NIHR In Practice Fellow at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. My academic interests include the prevention of long term conditions, use of evidence in healthcare policy, social determinants of health and the assessment of complex interventions. I have recently been appointed a member of the NICE Clinical Guidelines Update Committee for Diabetes. I am supported by the NIHR to continue my research training, undertaking an MSc in Public Health, whilst working part-time as a GP in North London.
Labelling patients as ‘prediabetic’ may not improve health outcomes because of inconsistencies with the testing and diagnosing of the condition, among other factors, writes Eleanor Barry.