Management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care

McDowell, Joan Rachel Somerville (2014) Management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Background: The incidence and prevalence of diabetes mellitus (diabetes) is increasing globally. The majority of people have type 2 diabetes, initially managed by lifestyle changes and the gradual introduction of oral, followed by subcutaneous, medications. Due to the increasing numbers of people with type 2 diabetes, different models of care management have been utilised within the United Kingdom. One Health Board within Scotland received funding to undertake a service redesign whereby the responsibility of care for people with type 2 diabetes was transferred from secondary care to primary care, with referral to specialist services based on clinical need. Aim: The aim of this thesis is to present the body of published work on an evaluation research study on the change in service delivery for people with type 2 diabetes. The published works have arisen from two funded research studies resulting in one peer reviewed report and five peer-reviewed papers published in international journals.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: The electronic version of this thesis has been edited and some or all third party copyright material removed. Thesis awarded by published work.
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Petrie, Prof. John
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5139
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 09:29
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 09:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5139

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