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Is a specialist paediatric diabetic clinic better?
  1. S Bloomfield,
  2. J W Farquhar
  1. Department of Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh.


    Diabetic control in 88 children attending three general paediatric clinics was compared prospectively over one year with that of 89 children attending a specialist paediatric diabetic clinic. Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1) concentration and days admitted were significantly lower in the group attending the specialist clinic. This has implications for the organisation of paediatric diabetic services.

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