The local Clinical Commissioning Group for North Somerset is now working closely with the Clinical Commissioning Groups for Bristol and South Gloucestershire. There is a big project (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership) around Diabetes Care. An important issue is being able to measure the quality of care you receive. (Patient Outcomes). They have created a list of positive attitudes that a patient may feel when their diabetes is well managed.
This list is referred to as "I STATEMENTS"
Quality of life: “I want to have a good quality of life”
Symptom control: “I want to be free of symptoms related to diabetes”
Recognition of high or low blood sugar: “I want to be able to recognise high/low blood sugar”
Control of diabetes: “I want to feel in control of my diabetes”
Confident in managing diabetes: “I want to feel confident in managing my diabetes”
Supported in managing diabetes: “I want to feel support in managing my diabetes”
Free from fear/anxiety: “I want to feel free from fear/anxiety”
Mood: “I want to have a good mood”
Monitor diabetes: “I want to be able to monitor my diabetes”
Understand how to manage diabetes: “I want to understand how to manage my diabetes”
Self-manage diabetes: ”I want to be able to self-manage my diabetes”
Disruption by care to life: “I don’t want care related to my diabetes to disrupt my life”
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