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Better diabetes care with Information Prescriptions

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Two years after they were introduced,Information Prescriptionsare helping improve care for thousands of people with Type 2 diabetes.

Information Prescriptions are a short, easy to read and clinically accurate resource. They help people with diabetes make decisions with healthcare professionals about their treatment and self-management of health targets for HbA1c, blood pressure and cholesterol.

The Information Prescription includes actions to reduce the risk of complications, and a section for setting lifestyle goals to meet these health targets.

We’ve produced the Information Prescriptions in partnership with healthcare professionals and people with diabetes. They are available to 98% of GPs in the UK through their IT system.

Practice nurse Nicola Milne, who uses the Information Prescriptions on EMIS WebPractice nurse Nicola Milne, who uses the Information Prescriptions on EMIS Websays:

“It is fantastic to have a tool that gives a person with diabetes the information and advice to self-manage their condition and set goals which we can discuss together.

“We are now looking at an information prescription for diabetes and pregnancy so if a woman is planning a pregnancy we can give appropriate care and advice.”

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