Theme #2: Organization of Care
The organization of care theme tools, created from the CPGs include:
- A summary of the key components of a systematic approach to diabetes.
- Les composantes principales d’une stratégie systématique
- A laminated sample of a clinical flow sheet and, on the reverse, diabetes care objectives.
- Un schéma d’approche clinique
- A tear-off tool for patients on the value of and preparation for a diabetes-focused visit. (Please consider either giving your patients a copy of this sheet or making it available in your waiting room.)
- Outil detachable
- A laminated copy of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s algorithm on the
management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes.
- Prise en charge de l’hyperglycémie en présence de diabète de type 2
- A billing chart broken down by province
Outcomes show that the use of flow sheets is associated with increased adherence
“Good diabetes care, deliver in an organized approach, can help people living with diabetes avoid serious, potentially deadly complications, such as heart attack and stroke, as well as damage to the eyes, nerves and kidneys,” said Dr. Maureen Clement, Chair, Organization of Care Committee, Canadian Diabetes Association.
Diabetes-focused visits can help both patients and
physicians deal with this complex disease
If there were an intervention that reduced A1C…wouldn’t you use it? There is! It’s a systematic approach to diabetes care.
The CPG Tool Kit for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada is a handy reference for healthcare professionals that translates a comprehensive collection of the six major themes from the 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada.
This Tool Kit has been designed to help primary care providers – which include family physicians, healthcare teams, diabetes education centres that provide ongoing care and/or specialists who are the primary diabetes care provider - supply efficient and effective diabetes care. These practical applications of the six major themes will help build consensus-based evidence into healthcare providers’ diabetes practices.
Our second theme —Organization of Care — is now available for download (please see below) and for individual order! You can also obtain a copy of our first theme, Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Reduction, which was distributed in June 2009, from our online order desk by ordering the Tool Kit for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada. Subsequent themes will be available for individual order as they are released – themes to come include protecting mothers and children; footcare; lifestyle and physical activity; and diabetes educational service.
The Organization of Care indicates that a systematic approach to diabetes care improves clinical outcomes.
Evidence indicates that when primary care practitioners have
an organized approach to diabetes care, there is improvement in outcomes
Good outcomes for people living with diabetes depends on:
1. Daily commitment to self-management
2. Support by their proactive interdisciplinary team
3. A system that links these two together
A systematic approach to diabetes care will improve outcomes. The key components of a systematic strategy that primary care providers can implement for diabetes care are:
1. Identify patients with diabetes
2. Have a diabetes registry
3. Have a systematic recall process
4. Use clinical flow sheets
5. Consider diabetes-focused visits/group visits
Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes - a quick reference of selected key points on prevention and management of diabetes from the Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines.
La maladie cardiovasculaire et le diabète
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