Policy, research and clinical practice need a paradigm shift, focused on human behaviour and psychology
More than 1.1 million Australians have diabetes, about 85% of whom have type 2 diabetes (T2D).1 Just one in four adults with diabetes in primary care has a glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) value in target range (≤ 7%, 53 mmol/mol), which is important for minimising the risk of devastating long term complications.2 Diabetes costs Australians $14 billion per annum and is likely to cost $30 billion per annum by 2025.1
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