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Table 3 Frequency of interventions to improve glycaemic control.

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

Educating patients on lifestyle       
  Always Almost Always Often Not very often Rarely No response
All respondents (82) 9 (11%) 27 (33%) 22 (27%) 18 (22%) 6 (7%) 0
House Officers (n = 19) 1 (5%) 4 (21%) 6 (32%) 6 (32%) 2 (11%) 0
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 5 (10%) 17 (35%) 14 (29%) 8 (17%) 4 (8%) 0
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 1 (9%) 6 (55%) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 0  
Others(n = 4) 2(50%) 0 1(25%) 1(25%) 0 0
Changing insulin doses/timing       
All respondents (82) 6 (7%) 12 (15%) 20 (24%) 31(38%) 13 (16%) 0
House Officers (n = 19) 0 3 (16%) 1 (5%) 10 (53%) 5 (26%) 0
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 5 (10%) 5 (10%) 15 (31%) 16 (33%) 7 (15%) 0
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 1 (9%) 3 (27%) 2 (18%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 0
Others(n = 4) 0 1(25%) 2(50%) 1(25%) 0 0
Changing insulin type and or device       
All respondents (82) 1(1%) 4(5%) 4(5%) 30(37%) 43(52%) 0
House Officers (n = 19) 0 1 (5%) 0 7 (37%) 11 (58%) 0
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 0 2 (4%) 3 (6%) 17 (35%) 26 (54%) 0
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 1 (9%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%) 0
Others(n = 4) 0 0 0 2(50%) 22(50%) 0
Commencing/changing tablets       
All respondents (82) 1(1%) 17(20%) 20 (24%) 31(39%) 12 (15%) 1(1%)
House Officers (n = 19) 0 3 (16%) 4 (21%) 6 (32%) 6 (32%) 0
Senior House Officers(n = 48) 0 11 (23%) 12 (25%) 20 (42%) 4 (8%) 1 (2%)
Specialist Registrars (n = 11) 1 (9%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 4 (36%) 1 (9%) 0
Others(n = 4) 0 1(25%) 1(25%) 1(25%) 1(25%) 0
  1. (n = 82). Results shown as n (%).