— DiabetesSocMedAdvoca (@DiabetesSocMed) August 14, 2016
This slide shared at a past AADE conference indicates that the percentage of a year’s time spent by PWD in visits to physician offices, hospital outpatient and emergency departments is 0.007%!
What does this mean?
99.993% of the time, a PWD is self-managing their condition on their own. Think about it… most people would call that nearly 100% of the time.
Many discussions on social media and at the 2016 AADE Conference were about how this is true in diabetes as well as other chronic diseases, linking it to the system-wide issue.
So where are doctors spending their time? Not specific for diabetes, but this study points out the inefficiencies. “During the office day, physicians spent 27.0% of their total time on direct clinical face time with patients and 49.2% of their time on EHR and desk work.”
Every day, the Diabetes Hands Foundation, through TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes connects people with diabetes and their loved ones, allowing them to share their experiences with millions of others touched by diabetes. We at the Diabetes Hands Foundation believe no one living with diabetes should ever feel alone, because together we become stronger and have the power to generate positive change in ourselves and our community.