Diabetes Self-Management Alliance

The Diabetes Self-Management Alliance was formed on September 23 and 24. Leading figures in Type 2 diabetes self-management from across the globe came together at the Leicester Diabetes Centre to establish a “vision for patient-centred care”.

Doctors, nurses, researchers and healthcare managers from America, Australia, Qatar, Denmark, Holland, Ireland and the UK attended the ‘Supporting a Therapeutic Patient Alliance for Better Self-Management and Care in Diabetes Summit’.

Ideas, thoughts and opinions on creating and supporting an international union to promote the field were exchanged, an agreement was made to work together and a pledge to make self-management programmes “accessible worldwide”.

A report containing all of the agreed statements, priorities and ‘action points’ will be drafted and sent to all members of the alliance, with plans for another meetings already being made.