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Table 1 Self-reported confidence levels in diagnosis and management of emergencies (n = 82).

From: Training tomorrow's doctors in diabetes: self-reported confidence levels, practice and perceived training needs of post-graduate trainee doctors in the UK. A multi-centre survey

  CR1 CR2 CR3 CR4 No Answer Total
Diagnosing Diabetes       
All respondents (n = 82) 4 (5%) 30 (37%) 25 (30%) 23 (28%) 0 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 0 10 (53%) 7 (37%) 2 (11%) 0 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 3 (6%) 17 (35%) 14 (29%) 14 (29%) 0 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 0 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 6 (55%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 1(25%) 0 1(25%) 2(50%) 0 4(100%)
Diagnosing IGT       
All respondents (82) 16 (20%) 24 (29%) 24 (29%) 18 (22%) 0 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 6 (32%) 6 (32%) 5 (26%) 2 (11%) 0 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 8 (17%) 16 (33%) 14 (29%) 10 (21%) 0 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 0 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 6 (55%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 2(50%) 1(25%) 1(25%) 0 0 4(100%)
Hypoglycaemia       
All respondents (82) 4 (5%) 10 (12%) 22 (27%) 45 (55%) 1 (1%) 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 3 (16%) 5 (26%) 9 (47%) 2 (11%) 0 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 0 4 (8%) 13 (27%) 30 (63%) 1 (2%) 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 0 1 (9%) 0 10 (91% 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 1(25%) 0 0 3 (75%) 0 4(100%)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis       
All respondents (82) 5 (6%) 16 (20%) 20 (24%) 40 (49%) 1 (1%) 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 4 (21%) 8 (42%) 6 (32%) 1 (5%) 0 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 1 (2%) 5 (10%) 12 (25%) 29 (60%) 1 (2%) 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 0 2 (18%) 2 (18%) 7 (64%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 0 1(25%) 0 3 (75%) 0 4 (100%)
Hyperosmolar state       
All respondents (82) 18 (22%) 14 (17%) 32(39%) 17 (21%) 1 (1%) 82 (100%)
House Officers (n = 19) 10 (53%) 4 (21%) 3 (16%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 19 (100%)
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 5 (10%) 10 (21%) 22 (46%) 11 (23%) 0 48 (100%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 2 (18%) 0 5 (45%) 4 (36%) 0 11 (100%)
Others(n = 4) 1(25%) 0 2(50%) 1(25%) 0 4 (100%)
  1. CR1 = not confident; CR2 = 'satisfactory but lacking confidence; CR3 = confident in some cases and CR4 = fully confident in most cases. n = 82. Results expressed as n (%)