Traditional or centralized models of diabetes care: the multidisciplinary diabetes team approach

J Fam Pract. 2011 Nov;60(11 Suppl):S6-11.

Abstract

Specialized diabetes care (SDC) centers utilize a multidisciplinary diabetes team to provide patients with highly individualized care. Patients at SDC centers receive their integrated diabetes care in one place--the "one-stop" approach. The components of the SDC center model are: medical care; individualized diabetes education; nutrition; exercise and lifestyle coaching; counseling; monitoring of drug effects. This model results in improved patient outcomes and reduced overall costs.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease / psychology
  • Community Networks / organization & administration
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Delivery of Health Care* / organization & administration
  • Delivery of Health Care* / trends
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy
  • Disease Management*
  • Health Personnel / psychology
  • Health Personnel / standards
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care / methods
  • Medication Therapy Management* / standards
  • Medication Therapy Management* / trends
  • Models, Educational
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration
  • Patient Participation
  • Self Care / methods*
  • Social Support