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Resource in Medication updated 14 Jan 2015

A key part of successful diabetes management is supporting patients to become partners in care. This involves empowering patients to become active participants in their care and helping them to become knowledgeable about their condition and medication so they can make well-informed decisions to improve their health.

Amy Savage, former Clinical Nurse Manager for Diabetes Services at Northland District Health Board, advocates this approach, and says empowering patients to realise they have a real ability to influence their own health is a powerful motivator.

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