What’s missing from Diabetes Management?

On January 19, 2012 by Cherise Shockley



Q1. What do you think is missing in diabetes management? (at large)

Q2. Why do you think all of those things are missing from diabetes management?

Q3. In a perfect world, how could they be integrated into diabetes management?

Q4. Realistically, What can we do to get the things you mention integrated into diabetes management?

Q5. What steps are you making to change the way diabetes management is today? peer to peer partnership? HCP to Pt partnership?


Be Blessed



One Response to “What’s missing from Diabetes Management?”

  • Diabetes management is complex. I believe we would see a lot of improvement for a multitude of people if we came to terms with its complexity and built our healthcare delivery models around it. There are plenty of people out there who feel at the mercy of diabetes because of a lack of empowerment.

    We have the technology today to offer real time support to people when they need it, which will result is much more effective diabetes self management training than appointments that are scheduled months apart. People can learn to manage their diabetes in situations that apply to their lives, and retention/application of the education received in those situations would be significantly greater than in appointment. People can be prompted to test their sugar, take their medications or insulin, and more using their smart phones which can then log this information for review in a way that is convenient to the user.

    I don’t want to turn this into a self-advertisement for the sake of the site. But I am working on making both diabetes management and diabetes self management training convenient and accessible to people in real time and in real life situations to improve outcomes and reduce the burden diabetes has on ourselves and our world.


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