Collaboration between patient and physician can lead to a patient-centred approach to diabetes care in general practice that prioritises patient needs and optimises health outcomes.
- Patient-centred, team-based care is an integral component of diabetes care.
- Self-management education and ongoing support are effective at reducing glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c).
- SMART principles should be used to set collaborative goals.
- Practice redesign may be necessary to accommodate chronic disease management.