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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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Integrate Diabetes Service Development Group key messages - September 2020

01 Oct, 2020 | Return|
  1. Ajay Patel joins the group to add a pharmacy perspective. The group is still looking for a member with a Pacific perspective to join. 
  2. Pharmac are seeking feedback on a proposal to fund two new treatments for type 2 diabetes. The IDSDG is pleased at this announcement but it was felt that it would be useful to widen the proposed criteria to support young people to be able to access the new medications. This will be feedback to Pharmac.
    For more information 
    https://www.pharmac.govt.nz/news/consultation-2020-09-09-diabetes-agents/
  3. Community Diabetes Education for people with Type 2 Diabetes previously held in the Diabetes Centre has recommenced with two courses completed in the community. Good numbers attended and feedback was excellent. We would like to thank Sports Canterbury and Nurse Maude for their ongoing support with these courses. Work is underway to commence a Māori and Pacific led model of education for both ethnic groups. Community providers will support and led these groups to ensure they are culturally appropriate. 

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Living Well with Diabetes

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