Diabetes in Canada: Highlights from the National Diabetes Surveillance System, 2004-2005

 

Visits to Physicians

Adults aged 20 years and older

  • Younger adults (aged 20 to 49) with diagnosed diabetes had 2 to 2.5 times more visits to family physicians (Figure 8) and specialists (Figure 9) than individuals without diabetes. Even in the oldest age groups, individuals with diagnosed diabetes visited physicians about 1.5 times more than individuals without diabetes.

Children aged 1 to 19 years of age

  • Children with diagnosed diabetes had about 1.5 times more visits to family physicians (Figure 8) and 3 to 5 times more visits to specialists (Figure 9) than children without diabetes.



Figure 8. Ratio of Number of Visits to Family Physicians by People Aged 1 Year and Older With Diagnosed Diabetes Compared to Those Without Diagnosed Diabetes, Canada*, 2004-2005




Figure 9. Ratio of Number of Visits to Specialists by People Aged 1 Year and Older With Diagnosed Diabetes Compared to Those Without Diagnosed Diabetes, Canada*, 2004-2005
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