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RCPA releases new ‘care sets’ for diabetes monitoring
16 November, 2016

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) has today released a new position statement, detailing its guidelines for a defined list of pathology tests that are required to monitor diabetes effectively. The RCPA recommends an annual monitoring care set for adult stable diabetes which includes tests for the following: Creatinine, cholesterol, triglycerides; HDL cholesterol; Microalbumin; and HbA1c. Diabetes prevention programs such as this, aims to assist in limiting the number of potentially preventable hospitalisations for chronic conditions linked to diabetes. By defining guidelines for the healthcare profession to monitor adult stable diabetes, the RCPA hopes to improve patient care and lead to better controls and lower complication rates.