The distinguishing aspect of the Western Sydney Diabetes program is the targeting of several core domains to achieve optimal results:
The healthy benchmarks for Western Sydney are aimed at turning our diabetes red spot on the map into blue. A patient-centred approach is designed to create an efficient and higher quality experience for patients. This approach is ultimately aimed at reducing the burden and costs of diabetes in the district.
This district approach recognises that diabetes care is multi-disciplinary and occurs in a variety of settings and the prevention is multi-sectoral, so a partnership approach needs to be mobilised to support the initiative.