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New program takes care for seniors out of the clinic and into the community

Oct 4, 2016

By Erica Balch

It’s a public health problem of global proportions. More than 370 million people worldwide are living with diabetes– the vast majority with Type 2 diabetes– and of those, most are seniors.

But they aren’t just managing diabetes. Three quarters of these seniors are also living with other chronic diseases.

Their care is complex. They see multiple specialists for their conditions and often experience serious complications, leading to increased trips to the emergency room.

Now, a new study has found that a program developed by researchers in McMaster’s Aging, Community and Health Research Unit could transform the way diabetes care is delivered to seniors, resulting in better health outcomes for patients, at no additional cost to the system.

[Read more about Transforming diabetes care...]

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