New initiative promises diabetics better control on the disease

July 13, 2016

 

 Tuesday, 13 July 2016

 

New initiative promises diabetics better control on the disease. (2016). Business Standard. Retrieved from: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/new-initiative-promises-diabetics-better-control-on-the-disease-116071201097_1.html

 

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/new-initiative-promises-diabetics-better-       control-on-the-disease-116071201097_1.html

 

Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Emory University have found a new Multi-Component Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative (QI) that may aid in diabetes control among diabetics. This new model is said likely double the chance diabetes is controlled among patients as compared to their usual primary care. This initiative was carried out in a ten year trial at ten clinics in India and Pakistan, among low and middle income areas.

 

The significance of these results is exemplified in the worldwide population of diabetics, as 75% live in low and middle income areas, including individuals living with diabetes in the United States.

 

The focus of the initiative is on diabetes management, including individualized support to each patient with diabetes and care coordinator involvement, aside from their physician.

 

Controlling diabetes including blood pressure and sugar levels also reduces risk of developing further diseases, including heart disease, kidney failure, and amputations. The findings from this study will be extremely relevant in the creation of models here in the U.S. in order to increase rates of diabetes management among patients.

 

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