Diabetes education rollout could save billions

Australia could save billions of dollars if diabetes education is rolled out to the 1.37 million people living with the condition, says a Deloitte Access Economics study.

Patients would do better too, according to the study results released on Friday at the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators (ADS-ADEA).

They show people who receive input from a credentialed educator achieve better blood glucose management than those who do not.

They are also less likely to be hospitalised for secondary complications.

The findings