Research carried out by professionals for the World Health Organisation suggested that in the year 2000, a portion of the world population estimated to be 2.8% live with diabetes. Further analysis of the outcome brought an alarming discovery that showed the number of people with diabetes is estimated to double by the year 2030. One of the major reason for the increase of the number of people with diabetes was estimated to be the increased aged population by the year 2030 (Oster, 2011). This disease is related mostly to the feeding habit of people, and this explains the higher number of people with diabetes in developed western countries than the developing countries like in Africa.
The alarming rate at which the number of people with diabetes is increasing has called for the case management measure. Case management involves the selection of a professional who is responsible for the coordination and implementation of care services to the patients. Such a measure has proved important in controlling glycemic. Strategy and careful implementation of the case management protocol are needed to ensure that whatever is done is of help in putting the situation under control (Blancett & Flarey, 2010). The first measure is the community-based promotion and creation of awareness about a healthy environment, healthy diet, and the ill effects of diabetes in the community as a whole. Passing of educative message to the people through seminars and small publications which are made easily accessible by people in the society that is something that can be effectively done by the nurses. The other measure in the implementation is ensuring the coordination system is efficient in things such as preventive measures, and improve self-management of the patients.
Technological improvement plays a major role in the implementation. It helps improve the service provision in terms of diagnosing the sugar level in a patient and administering the necessary dosage of insulin or other drugs over time. Technology also helps keep the record of the patients for easy retrieval to analyse the continuous condition of a patient over time. Improving the communication and information systems is a very important thing which will help improve the services provided by enhancing communication between professionals and between patients and professionals especially self-management patients when inquiring about something. Increasing the skills of the workforce is a very important factor in ensuring that delivering of quality services to the community is not compromised. Knowledge is power. Improving basic and research at the clinical level about the diseases in a good method as it helps improve confidence of the people with the professionals.
Success of the project especially one that affects the community directly highly depends in the engagement of the stakeholders. In this case, the stakeholders include responsible leaders, the provider community (nurses and other clinical officers), an advocacy community and the patient. To ensure the goals of implementing a case management strategies are attained, these parties should come to terms with whatever is happening at any given point (Huber, 2005). The first approach is to involve the stakeholders in every stage of development such as the planning; designing and implementation is important as it helps boost their confidence on what is happening. in order to win the trust and support, one should engage the senior leaders in the critical parts of decision making and ensure openness is observed for the purpose of keeping the records straight. Involving the provider community is very crucial in ensuring that their taste, preference and suggestions are heard based on cultural practises and beliefs on how they would want services provided to them.
The other important approach is a patient and advocacy of the community. This helps the professionals at all level including the nurses who are closest to the patient to understand what the community wants or prefers in terms of service provision, infrastructure and the service providers. By doing this, it will mean that people in the society will have full confidence after the project is completed hence total cooperation. Involvement of the state legislature is also a very important thing to do. Provision of financial support and licensing can be made easier by involving them in almost if not all the stages of development creating more transparency and improving their knowledge about the project. Communication and keeping the senior stakeholders up to date is also a very important thing to consider. In case, regular meetings are not necessary, sending of email with clear and precise message and providing a response option for the stakeholder in the case of need for clarification.
After carrying out a particular project, specific outcome is expected according to the input. In this case, high efficiency is expected as the process incorporated relevant stakeholders hence minimising chances of leaving key concepts and matters out during implementation. Quality service is another important outcome as the community is involved in making critical decisions that affect the people direct this they will receive services according to their own preference. Despite the benefits, the plan also brought with it some drawbacks. Delay in stages of implementation is one of the problems. Consulting the stakeholders and holding meetings before making critical decisions leads to waste of time that would have been more beneficial.
The threat that diabetes poses on people in the society is something that can be controlled. Since it is something that affects the whole world, professionals together with the health organisations should come join efforts and educate the world about diabetes. Relevant authorities should formulate measures in health care facilities to help control the rate of people getting this disease due to various reasons.
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oster, A. V. M., Edmonds, M. E., & Wiley InterScience (Online service). (2011). Diabetic care: Case studies in clinical management. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.