Improve recording of blood pressure for patients with diabetes

For people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, monitoring blood pressure can help assure appropriate medical care to lower the risk of macro vascular (stroke, heart attack and heart failure) and microvascular (kidney disease, eye disease and peripheral neuropathy) complications. View our North Coast performance against the national average.

DiRECT-Aus Diabetes Remission Replication Project

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence: Type 1 diabetes accounts for 10% of all diabetes and is increasing Type 2 diabetes accounts for 85% of all diabetes and is

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Set up and monitor a diabetes register

Diabetes is a chronic and complex disorder requiring a systematic approach to care. The Diabetes Cycle of Care provides goals for monitoring patients’ diabetes and their associated conditions. Completing the Cycle of Care, as recommended by Diabetes Australia/RACGP guidelines, can help to achieve better outcomes for people with diabetes. -HealthPathways

Set up or improve an HbA1c recall and reminder system

HbA1c is subsidised by Medicare up to four times in a 12 month period. The Service Incentive Program (SIP) for diabetes care requires at least one HbA1c measurement per year. It is suggested that HbA1c is done every 6 months if meeting target, or every 3 months if targets are not being met or if

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Improve recording of HbA1c results

HbA1c is regarded as the gold standard for assessing glycaemic control. Accurate recording of HbA1c allows treatment goals to be set and monitored. Patients can get to know what their target HbA1c level is and the reason for targets (including the increased risk of diabetic complications with higher levels of HbA1c). –Phillips, PJ., HbA1c and

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