As part of our Chronic Disease Management, we organised our first Chronic Disease Forum for diabetic patients of our clinic network. The event was sponsored by Novo Nordisk, Accu-Chek, Bio-rad with the support of Health Promotion Board and was held in Sep 2008.
Diabetic patients from our clinics were invited to attend the forum together with a caregiver/family member. It was conducted in Mandarin and English and the format included an educational talk by the nurse educator, on-site screening of HbA1C and DRP, and a visit to HPB's Healthzone.
The Forum was well received by our diabetic patients and their caregivers. A patient educational forum like this will be conducted on a regular basis as part of our holistic care of patients with chronic diseases.