Chapter

Challenges to good diabetes care

Cathy E Lloyd, Jill Hill, Jackie Webb and Abd A Tahrani

in Type 2 Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199596171
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739699 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199596171.003.0099

Series: Oxford Diabetes Library

Challenges to good diabetes care

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• Good diabetes care requires a partnership approach between the multi-disciplinary professional team and the person with diabetes • There are a number of challenges to providing appropriate diabetes care, for both the person with the condition and the health-care professionals involved • The National Service Framework for diabetes has provided clear guidelines for the appropriate delivery of care • There are specific concerns with regard to the management of diabetes in minority ethnic groups which can be addressed through person-centred culturally appropriate care • Diabetes education, tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual whilst at the same time being widely accessible, has been recommended.

Chapter.  4646 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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