Oral Presentation Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting 2014

Transforming Diabetes Care: A Sacred Trust (#22)

Teresa Pearson 1
  1. Halleland Habicht, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Diabetes is a worldwide issue and we are in an exciting time of innovation and transformation. With new innovations we have more tools at our fingertips to better manage this disease. And we know more about what it takes to at least delay the onset if not completely prevent it. Yet, the number of people with diabetes continues to grow and the age at which people are diagnosed is younger than ever. And we now know so much more about the toll diabetes takes on society as well as on the individual. Technology provides us with the opportunity to reach our patients in ways we never have but we cannot forget about the importance of human touch and human engagement. Our challenge is in finding the balance.  Are you ready?