Study shows ‘primary care inertia’

Australia has made too little progress in reducing glucose levels, according to a study involving almost half a million people, says the leader of a major national study.

Early results show about 40% of people with diabetes are not adequately controlled and 20% are poorly controlled, says Dr Neale Cohen, a speaker at ADS-ADEA 2014, the Australian Diabetes Society & Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting in Melbourne.

“This suggests that in primary care there is some treatment inertia. There is not adequate management. Greater effort to