Journal article

Peer-to-Peer, Interactive GP Education can Reduce Barriers to Best Practice in Diabetes Management

Gary Deed, Gary Kilov, Patrick Phillips, Anita Sharma, Stephen Leow, Ian Arthur, John Barlow, Mark Kennedy

DIABETES THERAPY | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Perceived difficulties in initiating insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) may prevent many general practitioners (GPs) from using insulin even when recommended in guidelines. This paper describes a Royal Australian College of General Practitioners accredited education program on starting insulin in T2D, and its impact on GPs' attitudes and behavior. METHODS: A faculty comprising GPs with diabetes expertise, Credentialed Diabetes Nurse Educators, and endocrinologist developed and implemented the education program. The program content was highly procedure focussed, emphasizing simple, best-practice processes for starting insulin therapy and focussing on multidisciplinar..

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