The most effective care for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is multidisciplinary, team-based, and supported by a care delivery system that prioritizes continuous education across specialties and levels of practice and that consistently uses continuous quality improvement to evaluate and reassess intervention.
This one core take-home message embedded in the new consensus report on managing hyperglycemia in T2D from the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (ADA/EASD), as articulated by Nisa Maruthur, MD, MHS, an ADA/EASD writing committee member and a practicing primary care physician. In a conversation with Patient Care® recently, she discussed others.
Nisa M Maruthur, MD, MHS,is associate professor ofmedicine, epidemiology, and nursing at Johns Hopkins Universityand director of the general internal medicine fellowship program, at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Baltimore, MD. Dr Maruthur also conducts clinical research in diabetes with a focus on diabetes prevention. She is particularly interetsetd in community-based approaches to improving diabetes outcomes and in individualized medicine.