Need for new focus in diabetes management

While 99% of diabetes care involves self-care, 49% of Australians with diabetes say they have never been offered structured education in how to manage their disease.

Furthermore, many lack the skills, support and wellbeing to cope with the daily demands of the disease, according to a national survey of 3338 Australians with diabetes.

The results of the Australian study, Diabetes MILES, were launched in May. The study found that one-in-five adults with diabetes seldom, or never, ate a healthy diet. Additionally, two-thirds didn’t get the recommended