Integrated Diabetes Service


The Integrated Diabetes Services programme is enabling easier access to care and information for people with, or at risk of diabetes.

Established in 2011, the programme aims to make services available in the community so that people with diabetes are quickly identified and have management plans in place in order to optimise their current health status, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent adverse longer term health outcomes. This includes enabling alternatives to services in the hospital, supporting cooperation and coordination between health professionals, and facilitating better education and awareness to manage diabetes.

To achieve this, the programme is supporting diabetes programmes and services in the community, encouraging primary, specialist and hospital services to explore new ways of working together, and providing mentoring and clinical education to assist health practitioners to identify and manage their patients with or at risk of diabetes.  The Community Diabetes Nurse Specialist and Dietitian service provides general practitioners with clinical education as well as support to look after patients who are more complex.

The Integrated Diabetes Service is overseen by the Integrated Diabetes Service Development Group (IDSDG), which includes perspectives from general practice, district nursing, the Diabetes Center and a consumer.

Latest News
Diabetes funding continues to add benefit

Diabetes funding continues to add benefit

  • 21/10/2016 02:40:00
The Diabetes Care Improvement Package (DCIP) is appreciated by general practice as a flexible support for caring for patients with diabetes in Canterbury, a recent report shows. DCIP was introduced in 2012 to support general practice to improve systematic diabetes care for people in Canterbury, with an emphasis on high needs/high risk patients. The funding recognises that general practice is in the best position to determine the best type of care for their diabetic patients.
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IDSDG Presentation to ALT

IDSDG Presentation to ALT

  • 20/10/2016 19:51:00
Integrated Services Programme Manager, Deborah Callahan presented on the Integrated Diabetes Services Development Group (IDSDG) at the ALT meeting on 17 October.
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