Table 1

Proportion of Doctors Reporting Performed Tests and the Actual Recommendation in a Guideline2,3

Recommendation in GuidelineStandard in DM GuidelineCompliance (%)
Blood pressureEvery visit99
Serum creatinineAnnually72
Eye examAnnually72
Managing with diabetesEvery 3 months69
Foot examAnnually53
Urinary proteinAnnually45
Smoking habitsAnnually45
Urinary albuminAnnually44
WeightEvery 3 months39
Glycosylated hemoglobinEvery 3 months15
Checking symptoms/ complicationsAnnually37