Diabetes Care in France
France has good to excellent diabetes care in specialty centers.
Staged Diabetes Management Update
Trained in SDM, Dr. Guillaume Charpentier conducted his own study of SDM in France from 1998-99. The study involved 30 physicians trained in SDM and 30 who were not. Each saw 10 patients with diabetes. The study objectives were to look at the outcomes of SDM care vs. routine care.
The results of the study, released in November 2000, showed a significant difference in the two groups favoring those receiving SDM care. HbA1c levels for the SDM group went down, while those in the control group went up.
On the heals of the SDM study, plans were to expand SDM from 60 clinical practices in and around Paris to more than 450 practices country wide.