Professor praises task-shifting model

The diabetes education model is a good way to improve the way chronic diseases are managed, says a Sydney professor.

The patient is the centre of the model and is supported by the GP, endocrinologist, diabetes educator and the dietician, says Dr Rohina Joshi (pictured) from the University of Sydney, who has published a study in PLOS One that illustrates the benefits of task-shifting in lower and middle-income countries.

Dr Joshi says Australia could learn from the study as well as the

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