Making Telehealth work in a Diabetes Clinic

Dr Sheila Cook 1

1 Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Toowoomba Hospital

 

People living in rural areas suffer poorer health and poorer access to health care. This is particularly challenging for people with diabetes, where lifestyle changes and complex medication regimens require input and support from both the patient’s GP and specialist services. Telehealth presents ideal opportunities for specialist services in metropolitan centres to support these patients and their GP clinics to manage their diabetes with confidence. This presentation will discuss strategies that sustain a successful Telehealth service for diabetes.