Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Study calls for more action to promote care for diabetes

DEPM's Dr Michaela Riddell has recently co-authored a study with the school's Lal Rawal, A/Prof Rory Wolfe, A/Prof Catherine Joyce and Prof Brian Oldenburg which calls for more action to promote collaborative care for diabetes patients in Australia.


According to the study, diabetes is a major public health challenge in Australia and several guidelines, including those developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, are available to guide delivery of care and assist people with diabetes. Hpwever, research findings suggest that people with diabetes are currently not utilising and/or receiving adequate care from GPs and other available health professionals in order to achieve recommended clinical targets

The study suggests that providing more effective resources and support for self-management by use of peer support might be beneficial for improving patient outcomes. It suggests that the use of both face-to-face and social media could be effective in improving health outcomes because they assist people with diabetes to understand more about their conditions while at the same time enhancing their skills for goal setting, maintaining healthy behaviour and using available resources from a variety of sources including health providers, community, family and friends. 

1 comment:

  1. I like your blog….it’s very informative. Patient engagement is key to improving outcomes. This paper gives you the six key factors for success: www.mobileprm.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Patient-Engagement-Key-Factors-for-Success.pdf

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