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Diabetes care in India: Assessing the need for Evidence-Based education

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Habib Hasan,

Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, IN
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Indian Institute of Public Health- Delhi
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Sanjay Zodpey ,

Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, IN
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Public Health Education

 

Director- Indian Institute of Public Health- Delhi

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Abhay Saraf

Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, IN
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Abstract

The top 3 countries with the highest number of people living with diabetes are China, India and USA. Diabetes not only reduces the quality of life and life expectancy, but also imposes huge economic burden on the health system and families. For improved diabetes care and patient outcomes continuing medical education of the existing health work force in evidence based diabetes care is essential. Patient’s education in diabetes self-management is also essential. This article reviews the existing literature on evidence based practice in diabetes care and barriers at physician-patient level to suggest that there is legitimate need of competency based training in diabetes management. The article also attempts to identify some of these existing educational programmes in diabetes management in India and their key strengths.
How to Cite: Hasan, H., Zodpey, S. and Saraf, A., 2011. Diabetes care in India: Assessing the need for Evidence-Based education. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 5(2), pp.15–18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v5i2.192
Published on 28 Dec 2011.
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