Specialists Encourage Diabetics To Self-Manage

Specialists are achieving greater strides in motivating patients to self-monitor their type 1 diabetes than primary care physicians, particularly among diabetics who are less
educated. Findings from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health indicate that primary care physicians need to be more aggressively targeted with information
about the importance of providing patients with self-care guidance to prevent diabetes complications. The consumer market for this information is huge. Approximately 12 million
Americans have diabetes; of this group 1.6 million suffer from type 1 diabetes.