Diabetes Care

IDEAS Evaluation Study: exploration of client experiences

Integrated Diabetes Education and Assessment Services (IDEAS) is a multidisciplinary model of care provided in a community setting for people with Type 2 Diabetes. The service is provided by Community Health Services in the Eastern Metropolitan Region in partnership with Eastern Health.

The aim of this project was to explore the experiences of two groups of clients: Clients whom attend IDEAS and clients whom attend the Eastern Health Diabetes Outpatient clinic to gain a greater understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both models of care.