CDM is a patient centred approach for chronic disease management, truly shared with the GP, nurse and patient. This encourages responsibility and fosters a partnership approach between the GP and the patient. A plan that incorporates patient improved quality of life. Goals should be determined as specific objectives, these objectives should be SMART:
A range of assessments are offered at Ann Street to allow us to achieve these goals:
Diabetes is a chronic disease for which there is no cure and if left unchecked or not monitored properly can develop complications which effect many major organs in the body such as eyes, heart, kidneys, legs, feet and in males – genitalia. But with a healthy life style choices and good blood glucose control, you can prevent or delay the possible damaging results of untreated diabetes.
Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Australia and around the world, even if you don’t have it you probably know someone who does.
REMEMBER Diabetes is a lifelong responsibility so know your targets and see your doctor regularly. Attend your Diabetes “Cycle of Care” clinics and question your clinic staff – we are only too happy to try and help you.