Geography no limit to diabetes care

It isn’t geography that determines clinical outcomes for young people with diabetes, research shows.

Rural outreach diabetes clinics were just as effective as urban clinics in achieving good metabolic outcomes for their young patients with type 1 diabetes, the doctors from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne reported.

In a study comparing the outcomes of their three rural outreach centres to their diabetes clinic in Melbourne the researchers found that HbA1c levels were comparable between patients