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A Diabetes Scotland initiative: Diabetes and Me – diabetes support through community engagement

Citation
McGlynn L, Macaden L & Seneviratne P (2016) A Diabetes Scotland initiative: Diabetes and Me – diabetes support through community engagement, Diabetes and Primary Care, 18 (2), pp. 80-85.

Abstract
The Diabetes and Me project was initiated in 2012 to address Diabetes Scotland’s commitment to support people from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups to live well with diabetes. The project was the first of its kind for Diabetes Scotland, using three different models of community engagement with South Asian communities to raise public awareness on diabetes, provide focussed and tailored support sessions led by trained volunteers, and work collaboratively with local service providers. The project reached over 3000 people in 24 months and, in 2014, Diabetes and Me won the Quality in Care Diabetes award for the best initiative to support quality of care in “hard-to-reach” groups. This paper describes the models of community engagement used to provide diabetes support for South Asians living in Glasgow and describes key outcomes and practical messages for future community engagement among BAME groups.

StatusPublished
AuthorsMcGlynn Linda, Macaden Leah, Seneviratne Prajapa
Publication date2016
Publication date online2016
Date accepted by journal23/02/2016
URLhttp://www.diabetesandprimarycare.co.uk/…unity-engagement
PublisherSB Communications Group
ISSN 1466-8955
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Diabetes and Primary Care: Volume 18, Issue 2

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