Pakistan’s Recommendations for Optimal Management of Diabetes from Primary to Tertiary care level (PROMPT)

A. Samad Shera, Abdul Basit, PROMPT Team

Abstract


Pakistan is a developing country with limited resources and diverse socio-economic standards. Pakistan has high prevalence of diabetes and its complications, which is a great challenge to the existing health care system. National action plans for control of diabetes have been developed and initiatives have been taken but not at an ideal pace. First National Practice Guidelines for Pakistan were published in 1999. It was very helpful in standardizing the management of Type-2 diabetes. In view of important developments in the field of diabetes during the recent years, it was felt that 1999 National Clinical Practice Guidelines edited, should be revised. Also with rapidly increasing number of diabetic patients and the escalating burden on health economy, it is essential to develop a primary to secondary / tertiary care referral system. These guidelines are developed after an extensive research and cover many aspects of diabetes management. This special communication is an extract of a PROMPT document  that has already been published as a Supplement in Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences in 2017. We hope that these guidelines will help in improving the diabetes care in Pakistan.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.13665

How to cite this:Shera AS, Basit A, PROMPT Team. Pakistan’s Recommendations for Optimal Management of Diabetes from Primary to Tertiary care level (PROMPT). Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(5):1279-1283.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.335.13665

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