The Important Role of the Practice Nurse in Delivering Patient Centred Diabetes Management

The Important Role of the Practice Nurse in Delivering Patient Centred Diabetes Management
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Overview

2016 brings a new challenge to the care and carers of people with diabetes. With changes to blood glucose strip access for some patients, the need for a focused team approach to diabetes management becomes even greater. As per the National Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020, “Best-practice, high-quality diabetes care is best achieved when health care professionals work seamlessly and in partnership across primary health, community and specialist care services with direct consumer (the person with diabetes), carer and family involvement”. With ever increasing prevalence of diabetes, general practice will continue to be overburdened with the responsibility of diabetes management and needs to look at new tools and programs to enhance delivery of education for Structured Self-Monitoring of blood glucose and clarifying its pivotal role in managing diabetes.

Presented by Maggie Stewart and Sonia Middleton

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