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Tackling inequalities

News from Diabetes UK and Roche Diabetes Care

Roche Diabetes Care and

Diabetes UK are partnering

to tackle inequalities in

diabetes care across the

UK. The two organisations are

collaborating on a project that aims

to explore and address gaps in

access to diabetes care and provision

of services in ethnically diverse

populations across four English

regions (the North of England, the

Midlands, London and the South

West of England).

In the UK, more than 4.9m

people are living with diabetes,

with a further 13.6m at increased

risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Socioeconomic status and ethnicity

have been shown to be important

determinants of health inequality in

general.2This is also shown to be true

for people with diabetes (PWDs), as

demonstrated in a report exploring

inequality of care for people with

Type 2 diabetes. There is a complex

interaction of multiple factors that

influence this, which need to be

better understand of if disparities in

diabetes care are to be addressed.

The collaborative venture seeks

to better understand the reasons

behind why ethnic minority

populations with, and at risk of,

diabetes experience barriers in

accessing diagnoses, services and

treatment. Part of the project will

be to provide the communities

with the right information, support

and interventions as identified by

them, rather than provide solutions

that are based on assumptions.

It aims to explore more of the

lesser understood barriers

from the perspective of service

users themselves.

Improved self-care

By working closely with communities

in the four regions, the partnership

venture aims to meaningfully

engage with diverse communities

to understand their needs, identify

barriers in access to care, then

cocreate solutions to identified

gaps. The partnership will utilize

existing community assets and

networks to raise awareness, as well

as to increase understanding of the

condition to enable improved selfcare.

This project seeks to bring

a voice to those less heard and to

support a person-centered approach

to diabetes care.

Michael Goetzl, Managing

Director of Roche Diabetes Care UK

and Ireland, expalins,"We believe

that every person with diabetes

should receive appropriate care and

be supported to self-manage their

condition effectively. To achieve

our vision - of truly effective

personalised diabetes management

for everyone living with diabetes

- we need to take into account

diverse needs. Partnership and

collaboration are crucial in order to

fully achieve this. We are delighted

to be collaborating with Diabetes

UK on this exciting initiative that

will help to tackle inequalities in

access to diabetes care and services.

We hope that by working jointly, we

can achieve more than we would as

individual organisations for these

population groups, because of the

overlap of our ambitions."

Chris Askew, Chief Executive of

Diabetes UK, added, "Diabetes is a

very serious condition, and yet it

remains one of the fastest growing

health conditions of our time, with

diabetes diagnoses more than

doubling in the last 15 years. Sadly,

we know that many people with

diabetes experience care differently,

and are affected differently by

the condition, as a result of their

ethnicity and background. As we look

to the future, it's more important

than ever that we live in a society

that addresses these long-standing

health inequalities. This partnership

with Roche is an important step

in helping to identify the roots of

the problem and be able to address

them for future generations. There

will be lots of exciting volunteer

opportunities and key events for

people who live with, care for or

work within diabetes over the

coming months. It is only by working

together, and by placing the lived

experience of people with diabetes

at the heart of this work, that we will

make a real difference."

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