Program highlights prevention and comorbidities

The management of comorbidities is one of the most pressing challenges in the care of diabetes patients, says Dr Dale Ford (pictured), the clinical adviser to the non-profit Improvement Foundation.

“Up to 80% of diabetes patients have comorbidities. Often people don’t want to have multiple people looking after different parts of the condition,” says Dr Ford, whose organisation set up the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives (APCC),  which trains GPs and nurses to improve the care of people with chronic diseases.

The program celebrates its tenth year in