The aim of this work is to explore diabetes management in low and middle income countries. We have conducted several studies in low and middle income countries (e.g. Mauritius) and are currently exploring the trends in diabetes management and achievement of American Diabetes Association’s treatment targets in Mauritius. We are examining trends in diabetes management with respect to glycaemic control, hypertension, lipids and usage of medication from 2009 to 2015. This study in Mauritius is one of the first assessments of the trends in the achievement of treatment targets among people with diabetes in a lower or middle income country.
We are also exploring trends in diabetes management and achievement of treatment targets countries outside of North America and Western Europe between 2006 and 2015. Specifically, this study aims to explore trends in medication usage, diabetes complications, glycaemic control, blood pressure and lipid control. Centres in eleven countries, outside of North America and Western Europe, including Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan are involved in this project and have contributed data.
In line with this work, we have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis study to examine the role of nurse prescribers in glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes.