Chapter 26. Delivering Care to the Population

  1. William H. Herman3,
  2. Ann Louise Kinmonth4,
  3. Nicholas J. Wareham5 and
  4. Rhys Williams6
  1. Rhys Williams6,
  2. Ann John1,
  3. Ambady Ramachandran2 and
  4. Chamukuttan Snehalatha2

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch26

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition

How to Cite

Williams, R., John, A., Ramachandran, A. and Snehalatha, C. (2010) Delivering Care to the Population, in The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care, Second Edition (eds W. H. Herman, A. L. Kinmonth, N. J. Wareham and R. Williams), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682807.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  2. 4

    General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  3. 5

    MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

  4. 6

    School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    The School of Medicine, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK

  2. 2

    India Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr A Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals, Egmore, Chennai, India

  3. 6

    School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470032749

Online ISBN: 9780470682807



  • methods of delivering diabetes care to populations;
  • global view of health care delivery and diabetes prevalence in developing and developed countries;
  • primary care, outpatient and community settings - interventions improving diabetes management;
  • Economist Intelligence Unit - economic impacts of diabetes in developed and developing countries;
  • EMBASE, CRIB, Dissertation Abstracts, UK National Research Register, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycLIT and Healthstar databases;
  • Effective Practice and Organization of Care (EPOC) review group of Cochrane Collaboration;
  • diabetes - two-thirds contribution to global burden of disease worldwide;
  • India, 23.5% of world disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) - being lost due to diabetes;
  • World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) - consequences of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries;
  • multiple benefits of good glycaemic control and hypertension and dyslipidaemia management in diabetes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Primary care – strengths and weaknesses

  • The nature of currently available evidence

  • The developing country perspective

  • References