Conference Proceeding

Thinking outside the box: A unique advanced nurse practitioner led approach to combined type 2 Diabetes and chronic kidney disease care management.

Denise Blanchfield

Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) leads to the development of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Traditional care delivery strategies which provide care for these associated conditions separately are failing to achieve clinical recommendations as less than 18.8% meet all three: blood pressure, Hba1c and total cholesterol targets (Cassagrande et al, 2013). Bailey et al, (2014) indicate a failure by healthcare professionals to recognise and implement early CKD intervention strategies.This confers the need to develop alternative strategies to deliver services which meet the requirements of participants and providers of care.

Published: 17 October 2017


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