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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. 

Latest News

Diabetes funding continues to add benefit

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

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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Diabetes Care Improvement Package (DCIP) Narrative Report

The Integrated Diabetes Service Development Group has released the latest Diabetes Care Improvement Package (DCIP) Narrative Report Summary - 2016
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Useful resources

Living Well with Diabetes

A plan for people at high risk of or living with diabetes 2015 - 2020