Preferences, Management & Outcomes of the Oldest Patients with Diabetes

Preferences, Management & Outcomes of the Oldest Patients with Diabetes

PI: Elbert Huang, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Dates: 12/01/15 – 11/30/20
Funder: NIH

Description: We propose to develop and implement a multi-component clinical practice toolkit for diabetes management in older people (PERSONAL-DM) that will include 1) physician, clinical staff, and patient education, 2) decision support for goal setting, 3) targeted telephonic care management, and 4) regular audit feedback to physicians. Improving diabetes care in older people is a vital public health issue given the large and growing proportion of patients who are older, the vulnerability of many frail older patients living with diabetes, and the substantial costs associated with caring for these patients.