Primary care better for initiating insulin

Insulin initiation can be done routinely in primary care rather than in busy and impersonal endocrinology clinics, a model of care trialled in Melbourne has suggested.

The Stepping Up program developed by Melbourne University has been successfully implemented by GPs and practice nurses in a pilot program in five practices in Victoria.

Writing in Family Practice, researchers said the program was designed to address the health service barriers to initiation of

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