Diabetes registry initiative in Delta State Nigeria: narrative of the kick-off experience

Eunice O. Igumbor, Otovwe Agofure, Chukwuma Onyimi, Phillip T. Bwititi, Ezekiel U. Nwose


Background: This is parallel with the piece of work on behavioral change wheel of healthcare professionals. The objective is to assess how much standard diabetes care service that is available in the community-based health facility and the barriers to patients’ participation.

Methods: This was based on free diabetes clinics, which constituted the beginning of the development of diabetes register series. Observational study and surveys were conduct to determine scope service available in the hospital and factors that influence participation of patients.

Results: It is observed that lack of hospital consultants is the greatest ‘health system’ barrier faced by the individuals living with diabetes.

Conclusions: There is a need for individuals living with diabetes to be educated on the importance of adherence to medical check-up appointments. The healthcare professionals and providers also need professional development on the importance of diabetes register in the management of patients.


Barriers to participation, Diabetes clinic, General practice

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