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The Integrated Diabetes Services Development Group (IDSDG) provides oversight and support to ensure an integrated diabetes service across Canterbury. The group provides clinical leadership, performance monitoring, contributes to national activity and acts as a centralised point of contact.
Perspectives include pharmacy, general practice, secondary care clinician, community and consumer.
Established in 2011, the group 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.
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A plan for people at high risk of or living with diabetes 2015 - 2020