DAWN2: a multi-national, multi-stakeholder study and strong action platform to promote person-centred diabetes care

The first Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN) study revealed that diabetes care and self-management were considered inadequate by people with diabetes and healthcare professionals. Diabetes-related psychological distress was common and found to be a cause of impaired self-management, but few people with diabetes received psychological treatment.1 Although treatment of emotional problems in people with diabetes was low, healthcare providers desired a better understanding of such issues.2 Collaborative diabetes care was identified as a key strategy for improving diabetes outcomes, but interdisciplinary team care was not widely available.2

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