Recognition for the importance of self-management is becoming increasingly apparent, in order for individuals to effectively manage diabetes. But health care providers also need to understand how to better support, influence and build confidence in their patients ability to self-manage. To better understand how to support better patient self-care, the Ontario Medical Association has published a background paper to support physicians in better understanding self-management.
In Waterloo Wellington, the Regional Self-Management Program, offers many workshops for health care providers to further their knowledge of effective behaviour change strategies. This program is funded by the WWLHIN.