Challenges to Good Diabetes Care

Lloyd, Cathy E.; Hill, Jill; Webb, Jackie and Tahrani, Abd A. (2008). Challenges to Good Diabetes Care. In: Barnett, Antony ed. Type 2 Diabetes. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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Abstract

The care of diabetes requires a multi-disciplinary approach, with the person with the condition caring for themselves on a day-to-day basis, in partnership with a number of different health care professionals. This is a sound basis for care but is not without its challenges. There are multiple demands and a wide range of self-care behaviours expected to be performed, and numerous complications (acute and chronic) that might be experienced, all of which may require the help and support of the health care team.
Working together in partnership along with the wide range of needs of each individual with diabetes implies a holistic approach to care; that is an approach that recognises the need for taking the whole person in to account.

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