Team-Based Care

Research shows that, for people with type 2 diabetes, team-based care improves their blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid levels

Studies have shown that person-centered, team-based care can be an effective approach to improving outcomes for people with complex conditions like type 2 diabetes who are at risk for cardiovascular disease and other complications.

Team-based care and shared decision making with the people you see may look different across various organizations, but there are actions that all health care professionals can take to help people with type 2 diabetes achieve recommended targets. You can:

  • Utilize other members of the care team, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, diabetes educators, and community health workers.
  • Set collaborative goals with the people you see.
  • Use guidelines and leverage helpful clinical information tools.
  • Identify and address language, numeracy, or cultural barriers to care.
  • Consider formal case management and patient education resources.

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