Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Non-insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review update. Prepared for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.
A Systematic Review of published studies on self-monitoring of blood glucose in people with non-insulin treated type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was undertaken to provide an update of the available research evidence on the effectiveness, appropriateness and meaningfulness of interventions. The research question was: What is the current best evidence of the effectiveness, appropriateness and meaningfulness of SMBG in people with type-2 diabetes who are not treated with insulin? Only primary studies published from March 2011 – December 2015 were included.
Estimating the budget impact of podiatry care for people with diabetes in South Australia. Prepared for Department for Health and Ageing, South Australia
The aim of this project was to estimate budget impacts for the South Australian health care system related to podiatric interventions for people with diabetes. A pathway of podiatric care was developed to compare usual care with best evidence practice podiatry care.
Increasing the effectiveness of best evidence practice podiatry care would result in increased net savings for the South Australian health care system. Funding two podiatric visits per year for intermediate-risk patients, and six podiatric visits per year for high-risk patients would:
- Cost, on average, an additional $412 (approximately) per patient
- Save, on average, approximately $562 per patient in downstream costs, i.e. less infection and less amputation
- Result in health care net savings of, on average, $134 per patient (95% CI $128 - $154).