The on-line report highlights the need for improved information provision in diabetes and identifies the need to help people with the condition piece together available information from a number of sources.
It is emphasised that everyone with diabetes has a right to expect:
A personalised information prescription as part of their care planning process.
Everyone involved in their care knows what information they have been prescribed, assuming the patient consents.
Access to clear, consistent, accurate and up-to-date information to enable people to understand their condition and treatment options.
Encouragement to seek information on medicines and other treatments by discussing their condition with a range of healthcare professionals and others.
The report, of a workshop on diabetes information held last year, is available:
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