“You can’t manage (and improve) what you can’t measure” - the golden rule of management is particularly true when it comes to managing diabetes.
Diabetes is rapidly increasing in numbers, especially in low-income countries. This calls for reflection on the organisation of care. How can health care systems improve care for people with diabetes (and chronic diseases in general) and strengthen the self-management of these people?
Research from around the globe has has demonstrated the importance of health promoting behavior for diabetes prevention and management. An important aspect of health promoting behavior is health literacy – the ability of people to access, understand and apply health information for taking decisions about health.