To the Editor: We read Scott and Harris’s1 article with great interest and agree that new funding models for diabetes care must be carefully designed to ensure that interventions are effective. For this reason, the Diabetes Care Project2 (formerly the Coordinated Care for Diabetes Pilot) developed pilot interventions following reviews of international trials and extensive consultation with leading experts, including the Diabetes Advisory Group (of which the Australian Medical Association, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Diabetes Australia are members) and the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. A broad cross-section of Australians with diabetes, general practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes specialists and allied health professionals were also involved.
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